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Scallywag on the Salish Sea

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Mike Deas

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Description

A nameless boy finds treasure, courage, and clues to his past in this hilarious high-seas adventure.

The Greasy Lobster, a pirate ship run by the notorious Captain Gallows, is no place for a kid. But when a young orphan arrives on board, the boy has no choice but to take the captain’s orders and get to work gutting fish in the galley. Without family, freedom, or even a name to call his own, the boy’s fate appears to be sealed, until fortune arrives in the least likely (and most disgusting) of places. Can he really turn his luck around in this ship full of thieving pirates, and does one of those pirates hold the key to this mysterious past?

About the Authors
Sara Cassidy's books have been short-listed for many awards, including the Chocolate Lily Award for both Black Gold and Blackberry Juice, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award for A Boy Named Queen and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize for Skylark. Additionally, both A Boy Named Queen and Double Play were Junior Library Guild selections. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction for adults have been widely published. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Mike Deas is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, including Dalen and Gole and the Graphic Guide Adventures series. While he grew up with a love of illustrative storytelling, Capilano College's Commercial Animation Program helped Mike fine-tune his drawing skills and imagination. Mike and his family live on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
7 to 9
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
1 to 3
Editorial Reviews

“From the sweet weevils and chewy maggots to the clever gulls and intrigue, this page-turning tale has just the right blend of curdled humour and swashbuckling mystery.”

— Aidan Cassie, author of Sterling, Best Dog Ever

“A gem from out of the deep, this book is required reading for anyone in danger of being gambled away to pirates. Funny and tender and keen as a cutlass.”

— John Gould, author of Kilter: 55 Fictions

“Young pirate fans will relish every vivid and revolting detail as they root for the hero of this hilarious romp. The concise language is as keen as a scallywag’s cutlass, and the words are perfectly matched by the comical illustrations.”

— Kit Pearson, author of Be My Love

“A fun, absurd, and satisfying story. Kids will laugh out loud at the goofy humour and will enjoy getting to know this resourceful young hero and motley crew of tough-but-sweet pirates.”

— Robin Stevenson, author of Kid Activists and Ghost’s Journey

“A rollicking, high-seas adventure full of humour and heart! With a hero who’s easy to root for going up against a fearsome—and charmingly illustrated—crew of pirates, you’ll be turning pages quicker than you can say ‘scallywag.’”

— Gareth Wronski, author of Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy

“A pirate ship is no place for a young orphan boy, unless your boss gambles you away. With his heart set on finding out who he is and where he comes from, Kitch shows the reader how words and wit are mightier than pirates who sail the Salish Sea. This humorous story is packed with puns, pirate action, a supportive seagull, and some treasure, and is a fun tale to read aloud.”

— Sarah Harrison, Middle Childhood & Tween Literacy Librarian, Greater Victoria Public Library

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