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Twelve-year-old Jocelyn dreams of becoming every bit as daring as her infamous father, Captain James Hook. Her grandfather, on the other hand, intends to see her starched and pressed into a fine society lady. When she's sent to Miss Eliza Crumb-Biddlecomb's Finishing School for Young Ladies, Jocelyn's hopes of following in her father's fearsome footsteps are lost in a heap of dance lessons, white gloves, and way too much pink.

So when Jocelyn receives a letter from her father challenging her to avenge his untimely demise at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile, she doesn't hesitate-here at last is the adventure she has been waiting for. But Jocelyn finds that being a pirate is a bit more difficult than she'd bargained for. As if attempting to defeat the Neverland's most fearsome beast isn't enough to deal with, she's tasked with captaining a crew of woefully untrained pirates, outwitting cannibals wild for English cuisine, and rescuing her best friend from a certain pack of lost children, not to mention that pesky Peter Pan who keeps barging in uninvited.

The crocodile's clock is always ticking in Heidi Schulz's debut novel, a story told by an irascible narrator who is both dazzlingly witty and sharp as a sword. Will Jocelyn find the courage to beat the incessant monster before time runs out?
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on September 16, 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 1423198670
ISBN-13: 9781423198673
17 Book Reviews
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  • bobelly
    bobellyFriday, July 31, 2015 at 11:16 am33 stars
    I liked the characters and some of the things they do and see but it was a little bit too hard for me to understand the whole story. I didn't finish it, but my mom and dad did.
    • genius1326
      genius1326Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm44 stars
      Really liking it, and I think it is great. But the characters aren't that well laid out and described, but there is quite some times when you have to hold your breath to see what the results are. Pretty intense and good.
      • glittermis
        glittermisTuesday, July 21, 2015 at 4:03 pm33 stars
        jocelyn wants to be just like her father, captain hook. The only problem is that it's pretty hard to be like her father when she gets sent to Miss Eliza Crumb-Biddlecomb's Finishing School for Young Ladies. When jocelyn recieves a letter from her father challenging her to avenge him, jocelyn finds that being a pirate is not as easy as she thought. i liked this book and would recommend it to fans of the classic peter pan.
        • annabeth123
          annabeth123Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10:09 am55 stars
          This book was AMAZING!!! It was full of action and fun. At first, you think it will be an okay-ish book. Then, slowly, but surely, it blossoms into a wonderful adventure book.
          • annabeth123
            annabeth123Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10:09 am55 stars
            This book was AMAZING!!! It was full of action and fun. At first, you think it will be an okay-ish book. Then, slowly, but surely, it blossoms into a wonderful adventure book.
            • kitkat1998
              kitkat1998Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 11:38 am11 star
              This book pokes fun at the Peter Pan books, but it doesn't have the same spark that the originals have and the characters simply fall flat. I don't recommend this book at all.
              • mitch72
                mitch72Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm
                i personally have always been a fan of the whole peter pan world but not many others but this book is awesome action packed and i loved every part of it. i reccomend this book to all