Friday, June 3, 2016

Yaakov the Pirate Hunter by Nathaniel Wyckoff

Goodreads Summary

Los Angeles, 2025. Yaakov and Yosef Peretz discover a treasure map hidden in their family's robot; soon, their family embarks on an adventure that takes them halfway around the world to save a valuable and revered religious artifact. In the Mojave Desert, the Peretz family unearths a mysterious treasure chest stolen from a Santa Barbara billionaire named Aharon Sapir. Yaakov and family manage to return the treasure and to outwit the pirates who stole it, but soon learn of a greater danger to the Sapir family fortune. On the Tunisian island of Djerba rests the Sapirs' most sacred heirloom: the world's oldest Torah scroll, an artifact worth a fortune. Another pirate is after the ancient scroll, and the Peretzes' trusted robot dealer may be involved. Yaakov and family journey to the other side of the globe to track down a ruthless pirate and to thwart his wicked plan. To succeed, Yaakov must decide between saving his prized robot, built with his very hands, and protecting a greater good.

My Thoughts

There are times that the books that I receive are just simply not good at all.  And then there are books that are fun, easy reads that I can write positive reviews about.  This is definitely one of those!  I have been so lucky to receive really good books lately!

I wish that I had this book when my son was a little younger!  I would love to have read this with him.  This is a great book for parents to read to their young children or for children that are a little older to read on their own.  I can especially see little boys really getting into it.  I mean, robots, pirates, and treasure maps all in the same book!  You also get to learn a little about Jewish culture at the same time!  Oh, and the end leaves you ready for the next book!  Yaakov the Pirate Hunter is cute little must-read book for children and parents alike!

*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Carrie, thank you very much for your thoughtful and charming review. It brought joy to my heart! I'm happy that I was able to provide you with enjoyable reading material.