A High Wind in Jamaica

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A High Wind in Jamaica
Presents the story of children sent to England after a hurricane destroys their parents' Jamaican estate; after a pirate attack, the children are accidentally placed on a pirate vessel, and they adjust to life on the pirate ship.

Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 1999
ISBN: 0940322153
Branch Call Number: FICTION HUGHES 1999
Characteristics: 279 p. ;,21 cm


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A one-of-a-kind book about how terrifying and strange childhood can be. The story centers around kids who are traveling to England by ship when they are attacked by pirates; they find that they must adapt to life on a pirate ship.

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Dec 06, 2012
  • macierules rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Written in 1929 - written about childhood but not for children. This book is on the Modern Library's List of top 100 novels.


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Jun 15, 2012

whiteshadow13 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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