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Jack Plank Tells Tales

by Natalie Babbitt
John H. Mayer

Audiobook
Yes, Jack Plank started out to be a pirate. His shipmates all liked him, and their ship, the Avarice, was certainly very beautiful. But after a while it was clear that he wasn't much good at plundering. He just didn't have the knack for it. So what to do?
Jack did the only thing he could do—he went ashore to look for another line of work. The town was called Salt-wash, on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, and he had a lot of helpful advice from the people in Mrs. DelFresno's boardinghouse. Somehow, though, each career he looked into seemed to have something wrong with it. And every night at dinner in the boardinghouse he tried to explain why. For who would want to work where there might be a troll, or the danger of getting a crab caught in your beard? Or what about a music-loving crocodile? There were other things, too, that ran against every suggestion and took the wind out of his sails.
At last, Jack decided he wouldn't be good at anything onshore and would have to go back to sea, pirate or not. But sometimes, as you probably know already, things work out very nicely when you least expect it.
From the Compact Disc edition.

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Publisher: Books on Tape
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780739364093
  • File size: 61147 KB
  • Release date: February 12, 2008
  • Duration: 02:07:12

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780739364093
  • File size: 61147 KB
  • Release date: February 26, 2008
  • Duration: 02:07:12
  • Number of parts: 2


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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.1
Lexile® Measure:860
Interest Level:K-3(LG)
Text Difficulty:3-6

Yes, Jack Plank started out to be a pirate. His shipmates all liked him, and their ship, the Avarice, was certainly very beautiful. But after a while it was clear that he wasn't much good at plundering. He just didn't have the knack for it. So what to do?
Jack did the only thing he could do—he went ashore to look for another line of work. The town was called Salt-wash, on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, and he had a lot of helpful advice from the people in Mrs. DelFresno's boardinghouse. Somehow, though, each career he looked into seemed to have something wrong with it. And every night at dinner in the boardinghouse he tried to explain why. For who would want to work where there might be a troll, or the danger of getting a crab caught in your beard? Or what about a music-loving crocodile? There were other things, too, that ran against every suggestion and took the wind out of his sails.
At last, Jack decided he wouldn't be good at anything onshore and would have to go back to sea, pirate or not. But sometimes, as you probably know already, things work out very nicely when you least expect it.
From the Compact Disc edition.

Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Books on Tape
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780739364093
    File size: 61147 KB
    Release date: February 12, 2008
    Duration: 02:07:12

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780739364093
    File size: 61147 KB
    Release date: February 26, 2008
    Duration: 02:07:12
    Number of parts: 2

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.1
    Lexile® Measure: 860
    Interest Level: K-3(LG)
    Text Difficulty: 3-6
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