Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates

Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates


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ISBN-13: 9781513261447
Publisher: West Margin Press
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Tim J. Myers is a writer, teacher, and storyteller. He is the author of numerous children’s books, including Basho and the Fox , which made the New York Times best-seller list for children’s books and was chosen by Smithsonian Magazine as a notable book. Myers lives in Santa Clara, CA, where he also lectures at Santa Clara University.

Bonnie Pang is an award-winning illustrator and comic artist from Hong Kong. She holds a degree in Geography from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master’s in Fine Arts from the Academy of Arts University. Bonnie loves drawing animals and spreading positive vibes through her art, and can be found playing with her dog, cooking new dishes, and taking walks in nature.


"Without knowing it, I began writing this story when my family and I took a cruise to the Farallon Islands west of San Francisco. For much of the year these great rocks are pounded by surf, blasted by winds, or lost in smothering fog. But we went on a sunny autumn day. And not only did we circle those strange, moonscape islands, we also saw whales—breaching humpbacks and enormous blues—as well as thousands of seabirds.
On that trip we also learned about egg gathering on the islands. When streams of would-be millionaires arrived during the Gold Rush, supplying food to them was a major problem. Farmers would sometimes attach the names of miners to the branches of pear trees, having sold each piece of fruit before it grew! The presence of so many eggs just off the coast naturally brought egg gatherers. At one point a gunfight even erupted, in which five men were wounded and one killed. And there really were egg pirates. That day was this book's birthday."

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