Binnie Kirshenbaum: The Last Book I Loved, A High Wind in Jamaica


Stories about pirates and orphans were my childhood favorites. Pirates, orphans, and those ever-so-enviable children–Madeline and Eloise–who lucked out with distant,  absent, or dead parents: Pippi Longstocking, Huckleberry Finn, and Peter Pan, were winners for  featuring distant parents and pirates.