Time: 1718. Place: the high seas. Captain McGovern is pursuing the famous female pirate and treasure hunter, Captain Freely, when a modern boy, Jim, magically finds himself in the middle of their battle. As Jim finds himself first captured by the pirates, then rescued from the deep by sailors from the British Man-of-War, the action has deep connections to Jim's life. The strict McGovern reminds Jim of his Dad while the fun-loving but enigmatic Freely reminds him of his estranged Mom. Combining laughs with drama, playwright Charles Way (Playing from the Heart, Merlin and the Cave of Dreams) ties all the elements together into a nail-biter perfect for older children.
Enjoyed by ages 7+