Pirate Nell's Tale to Tell: A Storybook Adventure
Pirate Nell's Tale to Tell: A Storybook Adventure
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Pirate Nell's Tale to Tell: A Storybook Adventure

Written by Helen Docherty & illustrated by Thomas Docherty
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4 - 8
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40
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Sep 15, 2020
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A read-aloud delight! Perfect rhymes and enthralling illustrations tell this original pirate’s tale that touts the joy of reading.

Nell joins a swarthy canine crew with grand visions for her pirate’s life—informed by the many tales of adventures she’s read and with her trusty Pirate’s Almanac in tow—but soon discovers that while the rest of the crew loves her stories, Captain Gnash heartily disapproves, and she is stuck with the scut work. That is, until the power of a wish brings Nell a treasure map, and her goodness and bravery compel her to rescue the greedy captain and seize the ship’s helm to steer the crew and penitent captain to safety, buoyed by her Almanac knowledge. A brilliant twist around the treasure’s contents sets up an ending that is equal parts fun and original—a floating library! All the classic elements of a terrific pirate story—adventure, peril, heroism and a treasure worth seeking—are present in spades, and all originate with the unassuming newcomer Nell. Helen’s superb rhyming (cadence, originality and perfect rhyme) and Thomas’ signature illustration style are a perfect marriage, resulting in an utterly enjoyable read aloud. Details in the illustrations, such as Captain Gnash’s figurehead at the ship’s bow (and its ensuing upgrade), underwater scenes, and miniature Almanac pages, give readers opportunities to make some of their own discoveries within the book’s pages, and the message simply can’t be beat—books are a treasure unto themselves.

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    A library floating on the sea
    The day Nell joined the pirate crew
    Nell's days were filled with boring chores
    One night, Nell found it hard to sleep

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Book Details

ISBN
9781492698678
Publication Date
September 15, 2020
Publisher
Sourcebooks
Page Count
40
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
4 - 8 years

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