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Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth

Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth

ISBN: 0060002204

Title: Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth

Author: J. V. Hart

KDL Description:


“This is a Young Adult book. It details the adventures of Captain Hook before he became Captain Hook. James Matthew is the bastard son of Lord “B” who is one of the Queens men, part of the house of Lords. He is sent to Eaton to be educated and has to fight the prejudice of the school and it’s upperclassmen, particularity one Arthur Darling, who is very nasty.
Find out how Hook became Hook.”
—Jim at KDL’s Kentwood branch

Amazon Description:

With his long black curls, a shadowy family tree, and an affinity for pet spiders, James Matthew bears little resemblance to his starched-collar, blue-blooded peers at Eton. Dubbed King Jas., he stops at nothing to become the most notorious underclassman in the prestigious school’s history. For James, sword fighting, falling in love with an Ottoman Sultana, and challenging the Queen of England are all in a day’s skullduggery. But when he sets sail on a ship with a mysterious mission, King Jas.’ dream of discovering a magical island quickly turns into an unimaginable nightmare.

Screenwriter J. V. Hart traces the evolution of J. M. Barrie’s classic villain from an eccentric outcast to the scourge of Neverland.