Best Pirate

Best Pirate


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Scolded for being "clumsy and kindly" instead of "crafty and greedy," young pirate Augusta becomes determined to brave a scary treasure hunt alone. When she and a member of a rival crew both get in trouble, they disobey orders to work together and share the booty.

Augusta Garrick has proven that her helpful and gentle-hearted ways don't make her a bad pirate. In fact, she is even a good pirate. But when her clumsiness destroys a treasure map and injures First Mate Scully, she knows she must learn to be even better.

Eager to make things right, Augusta sets out alone for Crossbones Island. She may not have a map, but she is nimble and fearless! At least, she is trying to be fearless. But there are strange shadows on Crossbones Island, and the Tuna Lubbers' crew of fierce pirate cats is after the treasure, too. When she finds herself in a dangerous situation with one of the Tuna Lubbers, will Augusta manage to be the better pirate?

From the award-winning creators of Bad Pirate and Good Pirate comes Augusta Garrick's third piratical-jargon-packed adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772780192
Publisher: Pajama Press
Publication date: 09/11/2017
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 11.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kari-Lynn Winters is an author, poet, and performer. With over sixteen picture and poetry books published, she has won the British Columbia Book Prize silver medal twice, for Jeffrey and Sloth and On My Walk, and been nominated numerous times for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize and the Chocolate Lily Awards. She loves being in the classroom and now teaches drama in education at Brock University. Kari-Lynn lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Dean Griffiths is a popular picture book artist with more than 25 titles to his name. His many awards include the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Book Prize for Maggie Can’t Wait, the Chocolate Lily Award for Ballerinas Don’t Wear Glasses, and the Rainforest of Reading Award for Bad Pirate. Dean's most recent books include Good Pirate and Timo's Garden. Dean lives in Duncan, British Columbia, with his daughter.

Read an Excerpt

Barnacle Garrick showed his daughter a section of the treasure map.

"Scully is crafty. So he'll findz the booty before them cats."

Augusta leaned in closer.

"He's nimble too. He'll sneak past them Tuna Lubbers on Crossbones Island. But most important, me lassy, Scully is fearless. He'll pillage them doubloons and bring 'em back to our ship—right where they needz to be."

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