Pirate Treasure Hunt!

Pirate Treasure Hunt!

by Jan Peck, Adrian Tans
     
 

"The story is told in a lyrical, almost liturgical style, intended to be read aloud."
--Abilene Reporter-News

In this interactive picture book for young readers, Captain Dare invites children on a treasure hunt they won't ever forget. Captain Dare and his crew of pirates are searching for a very special treasure, which is hidden deep in a dangerous jungle. But

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"The story is told in a lyrical, almost liturgical style, intended to be read aloud."
--Abilene Reporter-News

In this interactive picture book for young readers, Captain Dare invites children on a treasure hunt they won't ever forget. Captain Dare and his crew of pirates are searching for a very special treasure, which is hidden deep in a dangerous jungle. But reaching this treasure won't be easy. Readers have to wade through a lagoon and sneak across a snake pit in order to find the pirate's chest.

As children repeat Captain Dare's catchy phrases and orders, they are taken on an exciting adventure through the world of pirates. Decorated with Adrian Tans's unique and beautiful illustrations, the jungle comes to life, and children discover that the treasure waiting at the end of their journey is neither gold nor jewels. It's a chest full of books, the greatest treasure for any pirate. Perfect for libraries and family collections, Pirate Treasure Hunt! is an adventure that satisfies the scallywag in everyone.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2

Captain Dare issues an irresistible offer: "Wanted: Pirates/No experience or bath needed." Through call-and-response chants, readers join the motley crew members as they search for buried loot. "Going on a treasure hunt./Going on a treasure hunt./Searching for the pirate's cave./Searching for the pirate's cave./We're so smart./We're so smart./And we're so brave./And we're so brave." The quest continues through lagoons, across snake pits, and over cliffs. The text appears inside a weathered parchment scroll. A tiny mouse scares the Captain and starts the trek back to the safety of the ship. Tan's detailed oil paintings show two pajama-clad children navigating the crocodile-infested waters and swinging through the jungle vines with their mates. The treasure inside the chest is revealed to be "a load of books!" The "key to opening ye treasure" is "Reading, me hearties!" Peppered with lots of "Arrrrrrrhs!" and "Shiver me timbers!" this is a swashbuckling good read-aloud.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589805491
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
723,775
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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