Pirate Treasure Hunt!

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Hidden deep in a jungle, past a snake pit, high on a cliff, there is a secret pirate treasure, and Captain Dare is inviting readers to help him find it. This interactive journey brings out the seafaring scoundrel in everyone. Children repeat the orders of Captain Dare as he leads them on a treasure hunt unlike any other.

As Captain Dare shouts orders at his crew of "lily-liver landlubbers" and "little milk sippers" and transforms children into real pirates, readers must wade ...

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Overview

Hidden deep in a jungle, past a snake pit, high on a cliff, there is a secret pirate treasure, and Captain Dare is inviting readers to help him find it. This interactive journey brings out the seafaring scoundrel in everyone. Children repeat the orders of Captain Dare as he leads them on a treasure hunt unlike any other.

As Captain Dare shouts orders at his crew of "lily-liver landlubbers" and "little milk sippers" and transforms children into real pirates, readers must wade across a crocodile-filled lagoon, swing through the vines of a dangerous jungle, and sneak across a giant pit of snakes. At the end of this magical journey, children discover that the treasure they are hunting is more valuable than anything, even gold.

Jan Peck moved to Fort Worth, Texas, when she was four years old and has remained there ever since. She attended the University of Texas at Arlington as a science major, and it was there that she discovered her love for children's books. Peck has been published in several children's magazines, including Highlights for Children and Humpty Dumpty. Her work was also featured in the best-selling anthology Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul, and she has been an active member of the Texas Society of Children's Book Writers for twenty-five years. Her highly interactive and fun programs are in demand across the country.

Adrian Tans is a painter and illustrator who has exhibited in a variety of galleries and venues. His eclectic résumé includes work as a carpenter, ship's cook, and competitive snow sculptor. A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, he is also the illustrator of Witches' Night Before Halloween, published by Pelican.

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589805491
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 600,628
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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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