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Pirate Treasure Hunt!

Pirate Treasure Hunt!

by Jan Peck, Adrian Tans
     
 

Captain Dare, the fearsome pirate captain, invites children of all ages on this exciting, interactive adventure to find a secret treasure. Children repeat the orders of Captain Dare as they wade through crocodile-filled lagoons and sneak past dangerous snake pits. Through a jungle and up a cliff, children must travel with the captain to find a treasure more special

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Captain Dare, the fearsome pirate captain, invites children of all ages on this exciting, interactive adventure to find a secret treasure. Children repeat the orders of Captain Dare as they wade through crocodile-filled lagoons and sneak past dangerous snake pits. Through a jungle and up a cliff, children must travel with the captain to find a treasure more special than gold-a treasure trove of books.

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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
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

JAN PECK is a full-time writer and a former freelance editor for Boys' Life magazine. Her writing has appeared in Humpty Dumpty, Highlights for Children, and Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul. She is an active member of the Texas chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Adrian Tans is an accomplished artist who also enjoys traveling. He is the illustrator of Pelican's Pirate Treasure Hunt!, Witches' Night Before Halloween, and Kick the Cowboy. Tans lives in Woodstock, Vermont.

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