A Gemma Open Door book
“Blood and madness; acts of unimaginable courage and inexplicable folly; shipwreck and mayhem and a cataclysmic hurricane ― this tropical paradise has everything. Including pirates. And yes, dinosaurs. Readers will devour Pirates on Dinosaur Island faster than a velociraptor can chomp a buccaneer.”
―Liz Hand, Available Dark and Radiant Days
Dr. Christopher Lemuel escapes England on a privateer after he has the misfortune of winning a duel. With his life in jeopardy, he signs on as ship’s doctor only to face further dangers on the high seas. The good doctor is wounded in a sea battle, captured by pirates, and reluctantly becomes a buccaneer.
Then matters become stranger still when Dr. Lemuel is marooned on an island populated by enormous beasts unknown in natural history.
Mark Edwards, playwright and author of short stories, teaches writing and media studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. His play “Ladies in Hats” was a Kennedy Center semi-finalist and appeared in The Boston Theatre Marathon. His story “Last Call” was published in The Last Man Anthology, and “The Man Who Shot Bigfoot” can be found in Space and Time Magazine.
Pirates on Dinosaur Island
Paper, 100 pages
Reading level: 7.1