Melissa has been writing and creating since she was a youngster. She took her own adventure after college where she lived and worked in Japan as an ESL teacher. During her three years in Japan she traveled throughout Vietnam and Thailand, which has inspired her writing. Her little tomboy was the inspiration to write about a fun and spunky character who likes to have adventures with her friends, while at the same time teach children the importance of treating others with kindness and respect. She has a Masters in Nutrition and plans to write fun nutrition books for children.
Penelope the Purple Pirateby Melissa Northway
Adventurous children whose imaginations know no bounds will find a kindred spirit in Penelope. Come along on her journey as her bedroom opens up into a world of pirates, the open sea, buried treasure and trusted friends. Discussion questions, activities for the home or classroom, and fun facts about the sea creatures in the story are included in the book. Visit www.melissanorthway.com for more fun and games.
- Polka Dots Publishing
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- 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.09(d)
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My 9 year old daughter, who has a very active imagination, loves this book! she wishes that she was a pirate now as well. As a teacher I will be bringing this book to school as a read-aloud for my students too. Thank you for writing such a fun and wonderful book.
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite It is nap time but Penelope doesn’t want to go to bed yet. She dons her purple pirate hat, white shirt and pants, wraps her purple sash around her waist and allows her imagination to take her on an adventure. Along with her are her friends, Daphne dolphin, Teddy turtle and Oliver octopus. Today’s adventure will be a treasure hunt. On the way to the island the friends play in the water, jumping, splashing and having fun. On the island the gang searches for the treasure. They search Fountain Falls, Treasure Forest, Batty Gaves, Fig Mountain, and Funny Bones Bay. The crew takes time to make a large sand castle and splash in the water. After finding the treasure the crew head back to the ship for their journey home. The adventure leaves Penelope tired and yawning maybe it is time for a nap. I love children to use their imaginations. In their mind they can go anywhere, do anything, even become a pirate and find a treasure. "Penelope the Purple Pirate" by Melissa Northway is a fun book for children. Both parents and teachers will love the story as much as their children. There are questions at the end of the book that will help children with retention and comprehension. The illustrations by Paul Johnson are eye catching with their bright colors and whimsical characters. Northway has included fascinating information about dolphins, sea turtles and octopus. This book is appropriate for pre-school, kindergarten and possibly first grade classes. I very much enjoyed this book and intend to share it with my grandchildren.
Any kid or parent with a rich imagination will enjoy Penelope's story. Her toys become real companions and they're off on an adventure as the walls of her room melt away into a beautiful world to explore. The real treasures of this book is the invitation to create a world from your dreams.
My love Penelope; they ask to read it over and over. It teaches great values such as kindness, acceptance and concideration of others in addition to fun facts about pirates and sea life that all kids are interested in. Strongly recommended.
My daughter loves this book! And I enjoy reading it to her, too. Penelope is a positive role model for kids - she is enthusiastic, full of imagination, and open to exploring the world around her. I am looking forward to reading more adventures about Penelope the Purple Pirate - I hope they keep coming!
Penelope the Purple Pirate is a great story for young kids. Reminding them to explore and share. As an artist, I know the value of exploration and adventure and am glad to see it encouraged in this cute book! -Jennifer Mercede