The Dagger Quick
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Twelve-year-old Christopher "Kitto" Wheale, a clubfooted boy seemingly doomed to follow in the boring footsteps of his father as a cooper in seventeenth-century England, finds himself on a dangerous seafaring adventure with his newly discovered uncle, the infamous pirate William Quick.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Step parent; Family member death; Kinship care; Physical disability; step mother; death of a parent; death of a father; uncle raising nephew; congenital limb difference; clubfoot
step mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Middle Grade
murder; kidnapped; adventure; history; England; pirates; sea; coming-of-age; siblings; half-siblings; piracy
Eames, Brian, "The Dagger Quick" (2013). Diverse Families. 1817.