Cursed Pirate Girl

Cursed Pirate Girl

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by Jeremy A. Bastian
     
 

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Adventures on and under the high seas lead a cursed pirate girl to encounter mythic creatures, gnarled and crusty pirates, and ghostly apparitions as she tries to find her lost father, one of the dreaded Pirate Captains of the mythical Omerta Seas. A whimsical swashbuckling tale of wonderland journeys and unimaginable dangers, starting in Port Elisabeth, Jamaica in

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Adventures on and under the high seas lead a cursed pirate girl to encounter mythic creatures, gnarled and crusty pirates, and ghostly apparitions as she tries to find her lost father, one of the dreaded Pirate Captains of the mythical Omerta Seas. A whimsical swashbuckling tale of wonderland journeys and unimaginable dangers, starting in Port Elisabeth, Jamaica in the year 1728, and quickly heading across—and beneath—the waves. The first three issues of Cursed Pirate Girl are collected in this edition with an all-new epilogue.

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The New York Times Book Review - Douglas Wolk
Jeremy A. Bastian's artwork…draws on long-lost strains of cartooning: it alludes to James Gillray's grotesque Napoleonic caricatures and cockeyed handwriting, Arthur Rackham's knack for stuffing his illustrations with decorative detail, and the minutely feathered textures of Albrecht Dürer's engravings…It's a delight to linger over Bastian's hyper-ornate images…
Publishers Weekly
With a dash of Pippi Longstocking in her biography, this scrappy young heroine takes to the high seas to find her father, a pirate king, and encounters scores of decrepit pirates, as well as a pair of swordfish in full armor among dangers galore. This swashbuckling fantasy reveals Bastian has his old-fashioned chops down, not only in art style but with the language of the story and the structure of the escapade. In addition the book itself is a gorgeously detailed evocation of old books, from the scalloped paper to the lovely endpapers. The dialogue is appropriately archaic, even stilted in a purposeful way, and the journey is episodic in the tradition of children’s adventure, like Alice in Wonderland, wherein every character encountered by the heroine amounts to a personality type that confounds her and each persona invites verbal sparring before she is able to move along. Bastian’s art captures 19th-century humorous illustration and cartoon styles with deliberate grotesques and complex visual clutter—think Thomas Nast meets Albrecht Dürer—and while what results can sometimes obstruct the flow of the adventure , the result is both a beautiful object and an evocative adventure. (Dec)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936393602
Publisher:
Archaia
Publication date:
12/25/2012
Edition description:
All Ages
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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