When Augusta Garrick burns a valuable treasure map, she decides she must prove to her pirate that she can be the best pirate ever—crafty, nimble, and fearless. Yet when finds herself on the verge of getting the treasure she desires, she realizes that being the best pirate might take different qualities after all.
Best Pirate is a rollicking good tale that takes readers across the seas and to a mysterious island to find a fabled treasure. And while it is a tale of young pirate Augusta’s bravery and daring, it is also one of quick thinking and unexpected kindness. Augusta’s failure to take credit for her generous actions, however, means the story comes across as natural rather than as an attempt to moralize.
Detailed, full color illustrations bring the story to life and immerse readers into the various lush settings. The dialogue is cleverly set off into parchment speech banners, setting it off from the narration. Young readers will love the fast-paced story, the beautiful pictures, and the read-aloud fun of the pirate dialect.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Author||Kari-Lynn Winters • Dean Griffiths, Illustrator|
|Page Count||32 pages|
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