Beverly Seitz/RE 4030 350
February 8, 2007
DRTA for The Time Warp Trio / The Not So Jolly Roger
The Not So Jolly Roger is the title of the book: What do you think this story might
We’ve read some other books in this series. Do you recognize the characters’
pictures in the little circles on the front of the book?
Look at the larger picture on the cover: Who do you think this might be?
Stop 1 (pages 1 - 5)
Fred wished for buried treasure and the Trio wound up on an island. What does he
say sent them there? (The Book sent them there. page 2)
What does Sam associate with buried treasure? (pirates, page 3)
What metaphor is used in paragraph 1 on page 3? (we are dead meat, shark food)
What is the only way for the boys to get off the island? (to find someone who has the
Book, page 3)
The Trio spots a ship coming near the island. How do they know it is a pirate ship?
(They spot a black flag with a white skull. page 4).
Stop 2 (pages 6 - 10)
How did the Trio happen to come in contact with a magic Book? (Joe’s Uncle (also
named Joe) is a magician and gave him the book for his birthday, page 6).
What was the first time travel trip the trio took? (A trip to King Arthur’s time, page 6)
On page 8, Sam says that magic is very tricky. Why? (He says they could wish for
a pile of money and end up in a bank with Jesse James!
What happens on page 10 that lets us know that something magical is taking place?
A green mist covers everything and begins to swirl around.
Stop 3 (pages 11-15)
What does the Trio try and look like as they hide high in the tree on the island?
(coconuts, page 11).
What were they hiding from? (The three nasty, ragged pirates approaching the island
from a rowboat offshore, page 11).
What character from history does the third pirate remind the Trio of and why? (He
reminds them of Blackbeard because he is bigger and nastier than the others, has a
black suit and black beard and hair (smoking) , and he is carrying lots of ammunition!
(pages 12 and 13)
What critical object is being carried by two of the pirates? (A chest, probably full of
treasure!, page 13).
After the two helper pirates dig a hole for the chest, what awful deed does the trio
witness? (Blackbeard shoots the other two and they fall in on top of the chest, page
Stop 4 (pages 16-23)
How does Blackbeard “discover” the Trio in the tree? (Fred’s hat falls off his head
and lands on Blackbeard’s boot!, page 16).
How do we know that Blackbeard means business when he finds the boys?(He tries to
shoot them but his first two guns won’t work, page 18).
What reason does Sam give Blackbeard not to shoot them? (That they are magicians
from another time period, page 21).
How does Sam amaze Blackbeard at first? (By telling him his real name, Edward Teach,
What other “magic” trick does Joe pull on Blackbeard? (He pulls a quarter,
Blackbeard calls it a “doubloon”, from the pirate’s boot, page 23).
Stop 5 (pages 24-29)
Why is Blackbeard interested in the coin trick? ( It appears that Joe can pull “pieces
of eight right out of the air.”, page 24).
When does the Trio realize for sure that they are being taken hostage? (When
Blackbeard insists they join him on the Queen Anne’s Revenge, while pulling a large
pistol from his collection, page 24).
What is the first thing the boys see when on board Blackbeard’s ship? (A blindfolded
man being cast overboard, page 26).
Why was Blackbeard upset with his first mate, Israel Hands? (Israel had the
prisoners walk the plank for fun. Blackbeard said they were “worth their weight in
gold” ransom, page 27).
When Blackbeard told his crew about the keeping the Trio why were the pirates not
convinced? (They thought the boys looked “sickly”, page 29).
What did Blackbeard say on page 29 to convince the crew? (These are time
traveling magicians and they can “pull doubloons out of thin air.”)
Stop 6 (pages 30-35)
Why couldn’t Joe perform the coin trick when the pirates insisted? (He remembered
that Blackbeard took his quarter on the beach, page 30).
What fate appears to loom ahead for the Time Warp Trio? (They are about to walk
the plank, page 32).
What happens on page 33 to give the boys s bit more time? (Another ship appears,
carrying England’s flag).
What does Blackbeard tell Israel Hands to do with the Trio? (To tie them up and stash
them in the bottom of the ship, page 35).
Stop 7 (pages 36-42)
When the Trio has time to think, what is it they know they must find?(The Book, page
What does Sam have to help the situation? (A Swiss army knife, page 37).
Why were cannons booming above on the ship? (The pirates and the British naval
officers were in a battle, page 37)
We find that Fred is hurt? Is he okay? (Yes, page 38).
Since the boys are untied and able to move around, what do they do? (They go
looking for the Book, hopefully in the captain’s quarters, page 41).
What happens on the way up top that saves the Trio and earns the respect of
Blackbeard? (They manage to turn a cannon and fire at the British ship, bringing down
her sails, page 42).
Stop 8 (pages 43-53)
What does the Trio ask from Blackbeard in return for their act of loyalty? (At first
they ask if he has the Book, then they ask for treasure!(page 45).
Where does Blackbeard and the Trio end up together? (Back on the beach with the
coconut trees, page 48).
What does the treasure turn out to be? (The Book!, page 51).
How do we know that magic is happening again? (The green mist appears and the
boys are transported back home, page 53).
Read pages 54 - 57.