“Uncle’s Trunk”

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“Uncle’s Trunk” by Julie Austad
ISBN-13: 978-0738899435 Publisher: Xlibris Corp

Beverly Lawson and her two children, Rick and Lori, inherited a house from Beverly’s late Uncle George, a house that contains a mysterious trunk and a shadowy creature with red eyes.  The family learns the shadow is the pirate Captain Ramos who has been sent by a witch to modern times on a mission.  With the witch holding his daughter captive, Ramos needs two items to return home—but what are they?