This book is about a boy named Arthur who gets in a ship full of troubles. Arthur is the owner of a laundry company and his helpers are a bunch of rats. One day, he gets arrested for drying the clothes publicly. At the court case, all the evidence seems to be against him. It seems that Arthur can do nothing. They decide that he has to pay a large amount of money that he doesn’t have in a small time of six months. This is where his troublesome adventures begin.
This book had a very delightful story in it. The story was very original. I liked it because of the suspense. I felt like it kept me in suspense through the book. It is good for children and for older kids alike. I think anyone who reads it will find a fun tale about the hardships at sea. I recommend it for 8+.