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Edward and the pirates

by McPhail, David, 1940-

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 18 Libraries 23 of 25 copies
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB MCPH
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F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library Picture Books Juv PIC F McPhail
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book PIRATES JPIC MCPHAIL
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction EF MCP
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Moon Township Public Library Easy PIRATES JE MCPHAIL
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea MCPHAIL
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC MC PHAIL
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC MC PHAIL
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC MC PHAIL
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC MC PHAIL
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E MC
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books CHECKED OUT
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book CHECKED OUT
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Summary
Reading everything he can after learning how to read, young Edward finds his imagination soaring and particularly enjoys adventure stories, and one day he wakes up to find himself surrounded by pirates.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4^-8. In this sequel to Santa's Book of Names (1993), Edward has become a voracious reader. Often the adventures portrayed on the printed page become very real to him, as they do when he begins a story about some lost pirate treasure. The pirates kidnap Edward, and he must count on the heroes from earlier stories (Mother dressed as Joan of Arc and Father as Robin Hood) to rescue him from their clutches. As it turns out, the pirates only want to be read to, and Edward happily obliges. McPhail's rich acrylic paintings exude a dark and mysterious aura and feature many sinister-looking characters from Edward's books lurking around every corner. A welcome promotion for the power of reading, this will make a great choice for Book Week story hours and should be popular with adventure fans everywhere. --Kay Weisman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Readers young and old will love the swashbuckling verve and intrepid adventure of this loving tribute to the power of books to fuel the imagination. A sequel to Santa's Book of Names, the book is filled with large, shadowy acrylics awash with heroic figures in poses reminiscent of N.C. Wyeth's grand illustrations. The story itself, however, begins on a domestic note, with a child's utter satisfaction in knowing how to read: "Once Edward learned to read, there was no stopping him. Cereal boxes at the breakfast table... seed catalogues... and books-all kinds of books." Sometimes, however, what Edward reads seems "to become real." One night he imagines himself at the helm of a pirate ship and suddenly finds his room filled with menacing pirates in search of his pirate book. Like a storybook hero himself, he bravely protects the coveted volume ("It's checked out on my library card-you'll have to wait till I return it"). Edward's rescue by his parents-dressed very much like Joan of Arc and Robin Hood, whose tales he has been reading-ends with owlish Edward taking pity on the pirates. The illustrations burst with drama: the pirates in full regalia loom over Edward in his bed; Edward's teddy bear mimes the boy's reactions, especially when they are told to walk the plank. McPhail maintains throughout a misty, twilight glow, creating a sort of subterranean mystery appropriate to events of the subconscious. Both spirited and merry, this cleverly plotted homage to the pure joy of reading will be proof of the dictum that one book opens another. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Books and reading -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Pirates -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :Little, Brown,1997
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Sequel to: Santa's book of names.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
ISBN 0316563447
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