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Book Review Jaye Helm Sarafina and the Pirate's Spyglass Doce Blant PublishingHere are a few comments that people are saying about Sarafina and the Pirate’s Spyglass:

By  on July 28, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

It has been a long time since a really good adventure story for teen girls has hit the market. This one is everything a good story should be with great characters, and a very easy to follow style that is hard to put down. With every turn of the page, there are interesting developments, as Sarafina tries to make her way in the unfamiliar world of the early 18th Century that she has been somehow transported into by an antique spyglass. She crosses paths with many interesting people, including some historic personages in the form of cutthroat pirates that she has to deal with. There is excitement, danger, and humorous incidents depicted in the story as Sarafina moves through the world of hardened scalawags and survives by her wits. Book 2 will continue the adventures as Sarafina experiences life on the high seas as a pirate herself while she tries to return to her own time period.

Format: Paperback

I loved it. The way Jaye captured the imagination of a young girl with a simple spyglass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome story — kept you wanting not to put it down! I recommend this for anyone that has a young girl. Why? Girls have so few heroines they can look up to. Sarafina, gives us just that ! I sure hope Sarafina goes on many awesome adventures with her awesome spyglass !!!!!!!!!!!!! I think every girl young and old will love this girl’s adventure ! I love how she started in the now. Sarafina, does have to watch her words as she speaks. Which makes her very interesting to whoever is reading about her. She does meet some dears as well as few savery charactors. Best of luck to JAYE HELM she makes the reader want MORE !!!!!!!!!!!!

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By Michael Mealey on August 17, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Great read for all ages! Excitement, adventure and pirates too, who could ask for more!

Format: Paperback

I bought my Nook copy of this book for my granddaughter and am so happy I did. This is a swarthy, fun story about a young girl who is swept back into the 18th-century through a magical spyglass. Her adventures begin in Beaufort, North Carolina. But that is only the beginning for Sarafina who finds herself suddenly enmeshed in the nautical adventures of the seaport town and eventually on board a pirate ship. Sarafina and the Pirate’s Spyglass is a great middle-reader book for youth who love adventure, mystery and pirates!

Format: Paperback

We met the author in Beaufort NC at the annual Pirate Festival and bought the book for my 8 year old daughter.

She instantly fell in love with the book and character and now is asking for more books by Ms Helm.