The Unfortunate Son

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Kidnapping, family secrets, and adventure on the high seas--perfect for middle grade fans of historical fiction!

What does it mean to be lucky? Luc doesn't really know. He was born with just one ear, his father constantly berates him, and his younger brother is already bigger and stronger than he is. But when he is chosen to become an apprentice to a local fisherman, his life takes a turn for the better. Luc is a natural at sea, and before long he and a teenaged girl who lives with the fisherman form a strong bond. That bond is tested when Luc is taken captive by a band of merciless pirates, and sold into slavery.

Moving from 1485 to 1500, from France to Africa, from humble beginnings to a noble future, this historical fiction adventure will leave readers pondering the true meaning of good fortune.


  • Product Dimensions: 5.76 x 1.18 x 8.56 inches
  • Item Weight: 0.95019234922 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95019234922 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Viking Books for Young Readers
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • Item MPN: FBA-|300184
  • Item part number: FBA-|300184