Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman #1

Brian Jacques with Ian Schoenherr (Illustrator)

356 pages first pub 2001 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous mysterious fast-paced


A boy and dog trapped aboard the Flying Dutchman, are sent off on an eternal journey by an avenging angel, roaming the earth throughout the centuries in search of those in need. Their travels lead them to Chapelvale, a sleepy nineteenth century vi...

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Community Reviews Summary of 639 reviews


adventurous 92%
emotional 30%
mysterious 30%
inspiring 23%
lighthearted 15%
reflective 15%
hopeful 7%
relaxing 7%
sad 7%


medium 75%
fast 16%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Plot: 44% | Character: 11%

Strong character development?

No: 44% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 22%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 44% | N/A: 22% | Yes: 22% | It's complicated: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 22%

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