Books by Brian Jacques
Attitude: Unobjectionable → Positive
The galley-boy of the Flying Dutchman is set free when the Captain's blasphemy brings down God's wrath on him: while the ship and its crew must sail the seas forever, the boy and his dog are set free to roam the Earth, unageing, to do good.
Great premise, disappointing execution; Unobjectionable
Adventure, Fantasy, Spooky
Style: Weak → Average
Attitude: Some Care Needed → Unobjectionable
Ben is captured by slave traders while Ned is rescued from the sea by friendly travelling entertainers who are themselves taken by the slave traders under false pretences.
Easy-reading adventure story with heroism and friendship. Simple characterisations. Surprisingly many violent deaths.
Adventure, Historical, Seafaring
A gang of pirates steals a set of pearls from an otter family, killing all but one of the otters in the process.