Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
The long-awaited followup to the bestselling, gut-busting picture book The Terrible Horrible Smelly Pirate — this time with an environmental message!
"Peeee – Yew!" Mermaid had a problem. A terrible, horrible, smelly, problem.
The Terrible Horrible Smelly Pirate is back! And after discovering a secret treasure in Halifax Harbour, he's not so smelly anymore — but Mermaid's island is. The poor misty island is covered in people's garbage! There are popped balloons, cups and buoys. Lobster pots, flip-flops and toys. Tires and straws, wrappers and strings, and lots and lots of plastic things...all tangled up in stinky dead seaweed. What's she to do?
Just when it seems all is lost, she spots a rickety rackety pirate ship through the salt spray — and a not-so-terrible, horrible, smelly pirate and his crew! What if she could trick them into cleaning up her Terrible Horrible Smelly Beach?...
From the duo behind the bestselling The Terrible Horrible Smelly Pirate comes a quirky-fun follow up, with fresh and vibrant illustrations by artist Paul G. Hammond, and an environmental message that will inspire many a beach cleanup!
About the authors
For Jacqueline Halsey, growing up in post war London meant walking to school past numerous bombsites and listening to her mother's stories about food rationing and air raids. Consequently, she always admired the courage of women and children coping with the tasks of everyday life in wartime situations. This courage inspired Peggy's Letters, Jacqueline's first book.
After High School she went to art college in Worthing, Sussex and then much later obtained a BA degree at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, which she attended as a mature student.
Jacqueline loves traveling and has visited many countries, including South Africa where she lived in a sugar mill village for four years.
She currently works in the Alderney Gate library in Halifax. Her days are filled with books, rhymes, puppets and lots of children to share them with. Jacqueline lives with her husband Ray, her granddaughter Ashlee, two cats and a very old goldfish in a house by a lake in Nova Scotia - a very different place from Peggy's war torn neighborhood. She is part of the Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia's 'Writer's in the School Program.' Her visits to schools are booked through them.
Jacqueline has a web page on the Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia website: http://www.writers.ns.ca/Writers/jhalsey.html.
Peggy's Letters (Oct 2005) published by Orca Books.
Nominated for: Hackmatack 2007 Children's Choice award; Rocky Mountain 2007 Children's Choice award; Silver Birch (Express) 2007 Children's Choice award; Woozle's Battle of the Books 2007 list
The Gran Plan
Placed third in the 2003 Atlantic Writing Competition/ Joyce Barkhouse award for Children's Literature. (Un published manuscripts) Subsequently, it was published (Fall 2006) by Scholastic as part of their Literacy Place for the Early Years school reading program.
Carrie Muller lives in Dartmouth, NS where she's settling into retired life with her husband Doug. After a long, varied career with Halifax Public Libraries she's now enjoying more time spent with family, boating, sea glass hunting and walking the many local lake trails and beaches. Reading, journaling, and planning the next Big Travel Adventure keep her occupied most days. Carrie is co-author of the popular Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate and is excited to be collaborating again with Jacqueline on Pirate's continuing adventures.
Paul G. Hammond is a Canadian artist and illustrator in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He likes bold, flat colours, and loose, wonky lines. He thinks mistakes are nice, and likes to leave them in when he's allowed.