2015, 224p, Middle-Grade Adventure/Mystery
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way
Follow the exploits of the children who go to a most unusual school – the sail-powered training ship Tobermory. When a film crew arrives in Tobermory Bay, Ben and Fee are invited to be extras. But their suspicions are soon aroused – is the film crew genuine, or are they up to something sinister? Ben and Fee soon discover the truth when they uncover a dastardly plan masterminded by a South American businessman.
Ben and Fee MacTavish are excited and nervous for their new adventure. They have been living in a submarine with their scientist parents and leave them to attend school on a ship called the Tobermory. They quickly make some new friends, as well as some enemies, and realize that life on a ship is very different than that on a submarine.
I read this book with my children and we all enjoyed it! Ben and Fee were easy characters to like. I'm not familiar with sailing at all so I enjoyed learning about life on a ship along with them. There were a couple of mysteries to solve and we had fun sharing our theories with each other before we learned what was really going on.
I also loved the illustrations! They added to the story as they brought some of the scenes to life. This is a great start to a fun middle-grade series and we're looking forward to reading more!