From multi-award winning Ellie Crowe and Scott Peters comes a harrowing escape based on true tales of recent Amazon River pirate attacks.
When river pirates attack their ferry in the middle of the night, Nick and his family escape on a surfboard. But the Amazon River's wild currents separate Nick and his stepsister from their parents. One minute they're together, the next, Nick and Maddie are lost and alone in a deadly rainforest filled with piranha, jaguars, caimans, and giant anaconda. Worse, they've got angry pirates on their tail and a box of stolen gold. 15-year-old Nick is responsible for 8-year-old Maddie—but it's not easy when his stepsister acts like she hates his guts! Can they find a way to get along and survive in the deadly jungle? Can these brave but frightened kids escape disaster?
100% kid-tested, no-boring-parts guaranteed!
This is the 4th children's book in the I Escaped Series about brave boys and girls who face real-world challenges and find ways to escape disaster. Sure to appeal to fans of New York Times Bestseller Lauren Tarshis's I Survived Series and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
A study guide is available at https://tinyurl.com/escaped-pirates
Features a special section on pirates and piracy on the Amazon River including fascinating facts about illegal gold mining, deforestation, clearcutting in Brazil, Peru, and the whole South American region.
A story of sibling rivalry, values, and courage that's packed with adrenaline-charged, nonstop action adventure.