This book, written for the middle school reader, helps children learn the history of North Carolina in a very creative way. It is the third book in the Starfoot and Brown series.
The main characters are two Chihuahuas and their owners as they learn a number of mysteries and information about sea life. The dogs are to be taken care of during the summer by Bonnie. Jordy is a friend of Bonnie's. Together they meet a captain who has a pirate map and asks them to help find the treasure before another captain, Captain "Pell Smell". The children learn abotu the history of pirates here and the wildlife along the coast. With a mockingbird, a dolphin and the dogs, the location on the map is found. Children will love the action thoughout the book.
The illustrations help to bring more life and excitement to this already exciting book. I can think of many middle school aged children who would love to read this book.
I was given this book by NetGalley and Tamarin Press in exchange for my honest opinion.