Friday, January 27, 2012

Phantoms, Pirates, and Platt

My friend Matt, over at Just Wondering, is extolling what he calls “the best young adult mystery book I ever read”: 1966’s Sinbad and Me, by Kin Platt. Matt recalls that, when he read it as a boy, Platt’s novel “had everything I wanted in a story: a one-hundred-and-fifty-year-old mystery, the ghost of a sea captain, a spooky old house on a cliff, pirate treasure, secret passages and secret codes, riddles written on gravestones, a friendly but sad old lady with a secret past, a dangerous tidal cave, and invisible ink! And the hero was a twelve-year-old boy. Actually the hero was his pet English bulldog Sinbad. They solved the mystery together.” You can enjoy his full post here.

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