Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Children's Fiction Pirates

The Pirate's Bed

by (author) Nicola Winstanley

illustrated by Matt James

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Mar 2015
Category
Pirates, Bedtime & Dreams, Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781770496163
    Publish Date
    Mar 2015
    List Price
    $19.99

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2

Description

A pirate is sleeping snug in his bed, dreaming pirate dreams, when a great storm comes up at sea. The pirate sleeps on, but his bed is awake and scared of the thunder and the angry waves. Tossed this way and that, the ship finally crashes, sending the pirate to a tropical island and his bed off to sea.
At first, the bed is overjoyed. It's free from smelly feet, snoring and scratchy wool. It floats in the now peaceful water, meeting friendly gulls and playful dolphins and basking in the sun. But soon the little bed begins to feel like something is missing...
This fanciful tale of a bed lost at sea will capture the hearts of little pirates everywhere and send them off to sleep with dreams of tropical birds, swooshing waves and chattering monkeys.

About the authors

Nicola Winstanley has always loved to write; but it wasn't until her daughter was born that she started writing stories for children. Nicola considers herself lucky because she gets to read children's books all the time — it's the best part of the day for her. She's also lucky because she gets to read fledgling writers, as she teaches writing to students at Humber College in Toronto.

Nicola Winstanley's profile page

Matt James' profile page

Editorial Reviews

“What sets The Pirate's Bed apart from other tales of its ilk is the main character - the bed itself .... James also has an impressive ability to convey the emotional journey of the secret-laden bed, especially through its bedpost eyes. This unique viewpoint, both in narrative and art, makes The Pirate's Bed charming and memorable.” - Quill & Quire

Other titles by Nicola Winstanley

Other titles by Matt James

Related lists