The Swift

The Swift Can the past be unbroken Everything about Pete s life stinks His dad is dead his grandfather doesn t even remember him his mom cries all the time and they re about to lose their crappy old house to

  • Title: The Swift
  • Author: Alex Banks Ali Cross
  • ISBN: 9781927847053
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Can the past be unbroken Everything about Pete s life stinks His dad is dead, his grandfather doesn t even remember him, his mom cries all the time, and they re about to lose their crappy old house to the bank And Pete s twin brother Henry blames him for all of it While cleaning out the attic, the boys discover an old seaman s trunk that transports them back in time wheCan the past be unbroken Everything about Pete s life stinks His dad is dead, his grandfather doesn t even remember him, his mom cries all the time, and they re about to lose their crappy old house to the bank And Pete s twin brother Henry blames him for all of it While cleaning out the attic, the boys discover an old seaman s trunk that transports them back in time where they re forced to battle the raging sea and pirates bent on their destruction Pete and Henry will have to work together to fix the broken past or they won t have a future to return to.

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  • Alex Banks Ali Cross

    Alex Banks likes to say she holds a black belt in awesome since the only kind of kicking butt she does is on paper She lives in Utah with her kickin husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, one samurai dog and four zen turtles.

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  • koeur.wordpress/2015/01/2Publisher: All Night ReadsPublishing Date: June 2014ISBN: 9781927847053 Genre: FantasyRating: 4.8/5Publisher Description: The night twelve-year-old Pete planned to shoot the winning goal in the championship hockey game was the same night his dad was lost at sea. Now, eight months later, his mom still cries all the time, his beloved grandfather, stricken with Alzheimer’s, can’t even remember him, and they’re about to lose their crappy old house to the bank. To make [...]


  • The Swift had me from the start. I love history. I love fantasy. I love the Atlantic coast. And I love the nostalgia of the days of sail. This adventure included them all.Peter’s life changes completely when his father dies at sea. Pete was supposed to be on that ship, but he skipped out for a hockey game. The guilt turns him sour and gnaws away at his relationships with his mother and his twin brother, Henry. Shortly afterward, Gramps, whom Pete idolizes, begins to slip away to the grip of Al [...]


  • Who doesn’t love a good story about the sea with swashbuckling tales of pirates, sword fights, and treasure? I think with the popularity of films like The Pirates of the Caribbean (now onto its 5 movie!) it’s safe to say, everyone loves these kinds of stories! The book I just finished reading you won’t find Captain Jack Sparrow or Captain Barbossa, it’s not a tale of stolen Aztec treasure, or even a quest to claim a mermaid’s tears, but it is just as moving, gripping, and much, much mo [...]


  • Peter and Henry are twins. Eleven rear old Peter was planning on shooting the winning goal in the championship hockey game. It didn't happen as his father died that night. The bank for loses on the house so they need to move within the month. Grandpa ends up going to a nursing home as he is suffering from Alzheimer's. This is difficult for Peter as he depends on his grandpa. Why? Peter and Henry discover Grandpa's sea chest. In it was a battered ship in a bottle. Peter and his family take it to [...]


  • Eight months after his father was lost at sea, Pete's mother still cries, his grandfather is suffering from Alzheimer's, and his twin brother hates him. In fact, Henry blames Pete for everything. If Pete had gone on the boat with Henry and their Grandfather their father might still be alive and they might not be losing their house.While searching in the attic for old things to sell, Pete finds a battle-weary ship-in-a-bottle. When Henry and Pete take the bottle to their grandfather they are tran [...]


  • I am such a fan of really well written Middle Grade fiction. As a teacher of 5th graders I'm always on the lookout for those books which will reach out to the reluctant reader. In my opinion, The Swift is just such a book. Peter and Henry, 12 year old twins, just don't get along. In fact, Peter resents Henry, seeing in him everything good that Peter is not. Peter has always had a special bond with his Grandpa. As the boys struggle to come to grips with the death of their Dad, Peter now must also [...]


  • This was a very cute middle grade that I cannot wait to share with my 8 year old. It is full of swashbuckling adventure, and great family values such as dealing with family tragedy, loyalty, and love. I definitely recommend it to all ages.



  • What a fun book! Twelve year old Pete's life has not been the same since his father died and his grandfather began developing Alzheimer's. Now, his mother is having to sell things so they can get by. As he and his twin brother, Henry, are cleaning out the attic, they find an old sea trunk containing a ship in a bottle. When they take the ship to their grandfather in the old folks home, the adventure begins as they travel through time and fight pirates!


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