Pirate Pink and Treasures of the Reef

Pirate Pink and Treasures of the Reef

by Jan Day, Janeen Mason
     
 

Pirate Pink is on the hunt for underwater treasure. She boards Captain Snagg's wrecked ship in hopes of finding doubloons and jewels but finds herself in a heap of trouble when Snagg pursues her in an underwater chase filled with treasure galore!

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Pirate Pink is on the hunt for underwater treasure. She boards Captain Snagg's wrecked ship in hopes of finding doubloons and jewels but finds herself in a heap of trouble when Snagg pursues her in an underwater chase filled with treasure galore!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Ahoy, Matey! Join Pirate Pink and her friend, Juan, on a wondrous underwater adventure. The daughter of Redbeard, Pink has pirate in her blood. Even though her mother is always trying to make a lady of her, Pink is off again on another escapade. Down in Turtle Bay, a storm has left a ship listing against a reef. It is just waiting to be explored by the two young treasure hunters. Cautiously, they climb aboard. They do not want to run into its owner, the mean Captain Snagg. Much to their delight, the boat is brimming with treasures of all sorts. Before the young buccaneers can come from below to make their way home, they hear the familiar "yo ho ho" on the deck above. Hiding in fright, Juan's stomach decides to shout out, giving them away to the pirates above. But with the help of some underwater friends, they are able to not only escape but to take with them some of the bountiful booty to share with others. The adventure is brought to life by the brilliantly colored illustrations and by the descriptions of all the real life treasures to be found beneath the sea. This fun-filled tale is the second collaboration for Day and Mason. A wonderful read aloud for children of all ages. 2002, Pelican Publishing Company, Ages 4 to 8.
—Arlene Connolly
Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-Pirate Pink is back, this time with her trusty pal, Juan. Together, they clamber aboard a wrecked pirate ship and discover that the treasure has sunk to the reef below. When the buccaneers return, Pink and Juan hide below decks, but are soon ferreted out by Captain Snagg. As the two friends struggle to escape, a shark chases Snagg, but the man's foot odor causes the predator to pass out. Inexplicably, the captain abandons the pursuit and reboards his vessel, and the pirates, fearful of the shark, sail off, leaving the treasure behind. The young adventurers then scoop up as much loot as they can carry and ride home on the back of a giant sea turtle. While this romp through the ocean is filled with lively illustrations of colorful marine life, and children will enjoy the humorous touches in both the story and the artwork, the plot is inconsistent and contrived. Jane Yolen's The Ballad of the Pirate Queens (Harcourt, 1995) is a better tale about a female adventurer. Purchase Pink only where pirate stories are in high demand.-Laurie Edwards, West Shore School District, Camp Hill, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589800861
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jan Day lives in Okeechobee, Florida, surrounded by the ranches and prairies where she set her third book, Kissimmee Pete, Cracker Cow Hunter. Day is the author of The Pirate, Pink; Pirate Pink and Treasures of the Reef; and Kissimmee Pete and the Hurricane, also published by Pelican. Having published poetry and short fiction, Day offers writing workshops for schoolchildren and participates in a variety of publishing panels. Her first children's book, The Pirate, Pink, was selected for the Children's Book Council's Children's Choices 2002 program.

Janeen Mason's work has appeared in art galleries, on puzzles and clay tiles, and as fine-art prints. She is a member of the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the Children's Book Council. She also served as the illustrator coordinator for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators in Florida. An exhibit featuring her illustrations traveled throughout museums in Florida and was even displayed in the Capitol Building in Tallahassee. In addition to speaking at schools, Mason appeared on the PBS program NOVA scienceNOW and remains a popular guest on radio. Her accolades include a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, the U.S. Maritime Literature Award, and the National Award for Excellence in Communities.

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