Book Review | Saltwater Taffy

Title: Saltwater Taffy

Author: Eric Delabarre

My Review:

Saltwater Taffy is written by Eric Delabarre for youngsters ages 9-12 but I have to confess that I was thoroughly captivated by this swashbuckling adventure. It is a larger than life adventure story that teaches the joys of friendship, life lessons and values. It is exciting from the very beginning as a group of friends from Port Townsend, Washington go on a hunt for the treasure of Jean Lafitte, a “ruthless New Orleans pirate. The illustrations by R.C. Nason are engaging and help to bring the colorful cast of characters to life. Saltwater Taffy is a really solid, good book for children and if we used a ratings system I would certainly give it a full “5” star ranking.

I strongly suspect that this book is going to be a classic of children’s literary that will be enjoyed for kids for years to come. I could even see this being adapted into a big screen movie. I know that I will be saving this on my book shelf to read with my own youngsters in a few more years when they are old enough to appreciate it.

You can learn more about Saltwater Taffy at the website.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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