The Word Pirates

The Word Pirates

The Word Pirates

The Word Pirates


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A ravenous band of pirates who eat words for breakfast gobble up the world's greatest stories. But never fear—the Word Wizard and the children she reads to are on the case!

Pirate Captain Rottingbones and his crew need breakfast. But these pirates can't have just any ordinary, they need nice, fresh WORDS. And where better to get them than stealing them straight off the pages of all kinds of books?

But when Captain Rottingbones and his cronies go after the Word Wizard and her extra delicious words that they steal from her extra juicy stories, they've finally gone too far...because not only does the Word Wizard believe words are precious things that belong in stories, but she also has a weapon stronger than any sword—a mighty pen.

Susan Cooper, author of the acclaimed Dark Is Rising fantasy series, teams up with renowned illustrator Steven Kellogg to create a swashbuckling adventure that celebrates the power of reading.

A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823443598
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 652,492
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper is the author of the classic fantasy series The Dark Is Rising, as well as many other works for children, including the picture books The Magician's Boy, Tam Lin, and Frog. Born in England to Welsh parents, she now lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts. She is a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement from the American Library Association.

Steven Kellogg is a revered author and illustrator who has written and/or illustrated almost 100 children's books, including the Pinkerton series and How Much Is a Million?. A recipient of an honorary doctor of letters from the University of Findlay, he lives in Essex, New York.
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