Whale Pirates

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1960s & '70s

Dennis J Kafalas

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Whale poaching and a murder investigation in a small fishing village take 15 year-old Billy Sharp on the journey of a lifetime.


Action, Adventure, Young Adult, Suspense / Thriller, Mystery,

Short Summary

His life in turmoil, Billy Sharp ventures of to visit his aunt, a marine biologist living in a remote fishing village. Billy befriends a black sea captain who is under investigation for murder and becomes entangled in a quest for truth and justice.

The real killer, Captain Smiley, tracks Billy back to his aunt's cabin, and threatens their lives. Cleverly, Billy escapes only to be pursued by Arrow to the edge of a bluff overlooking the ocean. While standing on narrow ledge, Billy manages to push Arrow off and to his death.


Eastern Coast of Canada

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Billy Sharp

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Desperate, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Captain Smiley

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Villainous, Charming, Criminal, Greedy, Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Captain Arrow

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Blunt, Empathetic, Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Aunt Trixie

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Modest, Adventurous

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Debut Press M. Geissler and Associates

Year Published: 2002

Hard Copy Available



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