The Pirate and the Penguin is a droll modern take on Mark Twain’s classic children's tale The Prince and the Pauper. Penguin has had it with the South Pole. He’s bored with the ice, bored with the fish, and bored with the communal escapades of his feathered fraternity. A free spirit, Penguin longs for adventure. Pirate, on the other hand, wants no part in raucous, adventurous ways. Treasure? Conquest? Exploration? Bah. He longs for a simple life, free from the endless travel. When these two misfits meet, they discover the solution to all their problems. Patricia Storms’ gift for characterization and keen eye for detail results in a book that is both a delightful adventure and an appealing parable about finding contentment.
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A little ¿freaky Friday¿ action occurs and it just might be what the doctor ordered for this odd (yet adorable) little pair. I have to say it, I love Penguin and his outgoing personality amongst all the ¿suits¿ in his home (pun intended)¿.by the same token, I love Pirate for being the quirky little guy he is and despite his differences from his companions, still trying to grin and ¿arrr¿ it. The underlying message¿.being true to oneself is the best (perhaps the only?) way to be truly happy and find your version of peace in this world¿.a reminder that most of us could use from time to time. Now, let¿s talk art work because really, as much story as this one has¿it¿s still about the illustrations. From just inside the front cover to just inside the back, we are treated to the fun (and funny) filled illustrations of Ms. Storms. We see what Penguin really thinks of the South Pole with a map listing ¿Yawny Yogaland¿ and ¿Chilly Cove¿, whilst on the Pirate side of things we see places like ¿Sticky Sweaty Island¿ and ¿Drives-Me-Coconuts Island¿¿.but the fun doesn¿t stop there. Once inside, we are greeted with a pleasing palette of colors adding to the peace or vibrancy (depending on what¿s called for) of any given scene, truly working in harmony with the story.In summary, whether seeking calm and comforting waters or a pirate¿s life for thee, readers young and old will delight in this charming tale of what it really takes to show this world what for¿.the real you. Don¿t be afraid to let your true self shine through for it is in those most revealing moments that we are at our finest.
The penguin just isn't happy with his life in the South Pole. It's too cold and there's nothing to do, except daydream and yoga and daydream about yoga! So the penguin set off on an ice floe to find sunshine and adventure. Meanwhile, somewhere in the Caribbean Sea, a pirate wasn't feeling much happier than the penguin. The sun made his skin itch and he didn't care about finding a treasure. He just wanted some inner peace! So the pirate went down to sleep in his cool, cozy cabin on the ship. While the penguin is off to seek adventure and the pirate is off to seek inner peace, they find each other in the middle of the sea. When they find each other, they finally find there happiness....