Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (Flying Dutchman, #1)

By Brian Jacques

Rating: 2 stars

When the Flying Dutchman is cursed, a pure-hearted boy and his dog are also touched by the angel: they gain eternal youth and telepathic communication and are told to go out into the world and do good. 300 years later, they turn up in a village in England which they have to save from being turned into a limestone quarry.

This is Brian Jacques’ first book outside the Redwall series and it was okay. Nothing more or less, I’m afraid. It was a standard kids-save-the-day book but with a talking dog (although only his master can hear him). You also get the impression that it’s a setup book for a series, since the format is certainly there for it (in a Quantum Leap/Littlest Hobo sort of way).

Book details

ISBN: 9780142501184
Publisher: Firebird
Year of publication: 2001

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