The Dagger Quick

Title

The Dagger Quick

Authors

Brian Eames

Publisher

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781442483682

Pages

352 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

690L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

step mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Middle Grade

Keywords

murder; kidnapped; adventure; history; England; pirates; sea; coming-of-age; siblings; half-siblings; piracy

Diversity Impact

direct

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