Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas
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He’s back! The late Mordecai Richler had planned more adventures for his small hero and now, with the full support of the Richler family, award-winning author Cary Fagan carries on the tradition in a hilarious story for a whole new generation of Jacob fans.
After Jacob Two-Two’s father writes a very important novel, the family makes plans to move to Canada.
They board the SS Spring-a-Leak for a journey across the ocean. Jacob Two-Two makes some new acquaintances — the unbelievably handsome Captain Sparkletooth, the acrobatic Bubov Brothers, the failed toy inventor Mr. Peabody, and the giant but gentle Morgenbesser. Most important, he makes friends with young Cindy Snootcastle, who keeps a secret treasure in her pocket.
But something is wrong on the SS Spring-a-Leak. A series of clues — a black eye patch; a parrot who squawks “Apple sauce in your underpants!”; and a sailing ship flying the Jolly Roger — can only mean trouble. Will the intrepid Shapiro and the fearless O’Toole really be left on a desert island? Will Jacob Two-Two be made to walk the plank?
Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas is a treat for those who know Jacob and for those who are about to meet one of the most endearing characters in children’s literature.
Don’t make Jacob Two-Two walk any farther!” Jacob knew it was Cindy calling. Crossbones started to laugh. “I knew you were all softies! Alright, boy, come back now. Count yourself lucky.” Jacob felt a huge relief as he walked carefully backwards until he was on the ship again. “Cynthia Francis Louise Snootcastle!” cried her mother. “Don’t tell me that you’ve brought the family jewels with you. They are supposed to be in the safe at home. Why, they were there just the day before we left. I was
and Mrs. Snootcastle was so glad to have Cindy back that she didn’t even mind Treasure anymore. She told Cindy all about her career as an opera singer before she married Mr. Snootcastle and retired from the stage. The SS Spring-a-Leak was waiting on the other side of the island. After they got on board, Crossbones and his pirates returned to their own ship and followed behind. Crossbones didn’t want to fly the Jolly Roger from the foremast now that they were no longer going to be real pirates.
or dog?” “I don’t know. Something different. Something different.” “We’ll just have to find something, then,” his father said with a smile. The cab bounced in and out of a pothole. Jacob looked out of the window at his new city. He hadn’t been glad to leave his old home, but now he was looking forward to a new adventure. Jacob began to sing. It’s a brand-new life for us, hey ho! A brand-new life for us! And before he knew it, his whole family had joined in. Other books in the Jacob
Two-Two series: Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang By Mordecai Richler, illustrated by Dušan Petričić Poor Jacob Two-Two, only two plus two plus two years old and already a prisoner of The Hooded Fang. What had he done to deserve such terrible punishment? Why, the worst crime of all – insulting a grown-up. Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur By Mordecai Richler, illustrated by Dušan Petričić When his parents bring a little green lizard home from their vacation in Kenya, Jacob Two-Two is
dust, but inside the gum was fresh. Jacob popped it into his mouth. “Thank you,” Jacob said. “Are you going to make us shovel coal now? Are you?” For the first time, Morgenbesser smiled. “I’m supposed to do whatever Mr. Scrounger tells me. But I don’t like him very much. He isn’t a nice man. No doubt he isn’t putting the big kids to work because the parents would believe them if they told. He thinks they won’t believe you. But I would enjoy just having your company. It gets awfully lonely down