After Sassafras Black’s mother gets her a job timing the Blahwad Snail for old Professor Dustdud, Sassafras’ summer seems destined for drudgery.
But then a rolling pile of pirate kids, all wearing eye patches and shouting, “Argh!!”, come clambering up the beach. They need a baby sitter.
But can Sassafras do it? Can she keep this ungainly and ill-mannered crew under control?