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Torrie and the Pirate Queen
     

Torrie and the Pirate Queen

by K. V. Johansen, Christine Delezenne (Illustrator)
 

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Retired pirates embark on a magical adventure.

Are you ready for a rollicking, humorous adventure story packed with action and high-seas mayhem? Meet the irrepressible Torrie, a magical being known as an Old Thing who has lived in the Wild Forest for hundreds of years.

One day, while surveying the docks of a fishing village, Torrie witnesses a scuffle

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Retired pirates embark on a magical adventure.

Are you ready for a rollicking, humorous adventure story packed with action and high-seas mayhem? Meet the irrepressible Torrie, a magical being known as an Old Thing who has lived in the Wild Forest for hundreds of years.

One day, while surveying the docks of a fishing village, Torrie witnesses a scuffle aboard a pirate ship. He intervenes and convinces the newly minted captain to take him aboard. The captain, a young girl named Anna, is anxious to set sail to rescue her father, held for some months by the Pirate Queen, Nevilla.

But Anna is not a pirate, nor is her father. Before his death, Anna's pirate grandfather told Anna, and no one else, where a valuable treasure was hidden. Anna plans to use the treasure to negotiate her father's release. With the help of Torrie, Anna and her aged crew of retired pirates embark on a wild and colorful sea journey.

On their way to search for the treasure, the crew pulls aboard a young castaway. He turns out to be Nevilla's son, Prince Frederick. He explains the hard times that have visited the now barren and infertile Granite Isles, where he lives. It turns out Anna's grandfather's treasure may unlock the curse that has beset the Isles for years.

Torrie and the Pirate Queen is a captivating story that combines action with irreverent humor -- an irresistible style sure to hook young readers.

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Materials
Johansen has brought the characters to life and captivates readers by taking them on a journey they will never forget.
— Georgie Perigny
Canadian Children's Book Centre
Starred Selection 2006
Starred Selection
Canadian Materials - Georgie Perigny
K.V. Johansen enthralls readers and has them on the edge of their seats as they read about Anna and Torrie rescuing a marooned prince, battling a sea serpent, finding the buried treasure and fighting angry pirates. Although the book is an adventure story based on magic and fantasy, Johansen has brought the characters to life and captivates readers by taking them on a journey they will never forget. This magical adventure should be added to all schools and libraries. To find out what happens to Torrie, Anna and Prince Frederick after page 156 in Torrie & the Pirate Queen, K.V. Johansen has provided the third adventure in Torrie and the Firebird. It is a book that all Torrie readers must read. Highly Recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550379013
Publisher:
Annick Press, Limited
Publication date:
02/05/2005
Series:
Torrie Quests Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

K.V. Johansen's five previous books include an earlier novel and, for younger readers, the successful Pippin and Mabel series of picture books.

Christine Delezenne is the illustrator of a popular series of French-language junior novels.

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