Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
Pirate Island resumes the story of Elizabeth, a Planter in Nova Scotia in the 1760s. She and Mathilde, the daughter of the Acadian family Elizabeth helped in Book One, have become fast friends. But Sarah Worth is also Elizabeth's friend now, and Elizabeth hopes Sarah and Mathilde will learn to like each other. She wants the three of them to explore Pirate Island like her hero, Robinson Crusoe. After all, an adventure—including a search for treasure—should be just the thing to bring three girls together.
About the author
Anne Laurel Carter was born in Don Mills, Ontario. She has suffered from a bad case of wanderlust all of her life, which has taken her all over the world. In between travelling, Anne completed Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education. Anne loves working with children, and became an ESL and French teacher. She is also the mother of four children, but still finds time to read and write. Anne currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she works full-time as a teacher-librarian.
Anne is a multi award-winning author of several books for children. Her picturebook Under a Prairie Sky (Orca, 2004) won the Mr. Christie's Book Award in 2003.