The Dust of 100 Dogs
A Spring 2009 Children's Indie Next List Pick for Teens! In the late seventeenth century, famed teenage pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping the pirate life with her one true love and unfathomable riches when she was slain and cursed with "the dust of one hundred dogs," dooming... show more
A Spring 2009 Children's Indie Next List Pick for Teens! In the late seventeenth century, famed teenage pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping the pirate life with her one true love and unfathomable riches when she was slain and cursed with "the dust of one hundred dogs," dooming her to one hundred lives as a dog before returning to a human body-with her memories intact. Now she's a contemporary American teenager and all she needs is a shovel and a ride to Jamaica. Exciting, fascinating, spellbinding. I'd follow Saffron into the briny deep.—Heather Brewer, author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod A non-traditional pirate tale with a dangerously raw, mystical edge and a unique modern twist. Deliciously fresh and starkly unforgettable. —Lisa McMann, New York Times best-selling author of Wake Sparkling, original, both swashbuckling and contemporary...This gripping adventure is sure to be devoured by both teens and adults. —Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of Angel's Choice AUTHOR INTERVIEW INSIDE THE BOOK!
Publish date: January 13th 2009
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
Cromwell's New Model Army attempts to eradicate the Irish in 1649, and young Emer sees atrocities. She's then taken to Connaught with her uncle's family where she slowly starves for years, before being sold off at 14 to a wealthy "husband". She sets sail for the Caribbean and gradually, by degrees o...
In the late 17th Century, successful teenage pirate Emer Morrissey has finally been reunited with her long lost love, and is about to leave the pirate life behind forever with two chests full of incredible treasures, when she is slain on a beach, and cursed with the dust of a hundred dogs. Over the ...
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There's a lot of potential in the ideas King throws out here, but I think that she ultimately tries to do too much. Saffron is the reincarnation of teenaged pirate Emer, born with all of her memories. Her lifelong goal is to track down the treasure Emer had buried in her last moments. In between, Em...