What a ridiculously cute story!
While clearly meant for children, the book barely detracted from my enjoyment. Besides, it deals with some adult themes.
Long story short, the protagonist of the story is a wildly imaginative boy called Thomas, who’s aboard a ship headed for the Caribbean where his father was posted as a governor.
Thomas has fantasies of becoming a dreaded pirate on the high seas and so, when pirates capture their ship, he hides in the ship to become a part of their crew.
He realizes the life of a pirate is not as glamorous as he thought, and through twists and turns, he gets back home.
The story is delightfully told, and is rib-tickling in tone.
I loved it.