Jack Black is thrilled when his father, the captain of the largest airship in the world, invites him on the ship’s maiden voyage. Once aloft, Jack overhears a plot to sabotage the ship. But before he can tell his father, Jack falls, plummeting through the air to be caught in the sails of a pirate ship. Now Jack must try to convince a crew of thieves to rescue his father. . .
Okay I came into this book thinking it was going to be similar to 'Treasure Island' but it is not even close. This book is fast paced and can be confusing in some places if you are not paying attention. The book is simply worded and written, there are no big words used. The main character Jack Black is a sarcastic, amusing, teenage boy, that has a great number of adventures after he falls off of his father's airship.
I think this book is an enjoyable read and I wonder if it is intended to be steam punk or not. I recommend this to children 8 and up it is a very easy read and shouldn't be to hard to read.
I will see you soon with 'The Lovely Bones'.