Can a pirate and a prince learn to share?
In the fort in the woods, a prince is preparing his castle for a lively feast for the royal kingdom. Unbeknownst to him, a pirate uses the same fort as her ship, planning to venture out to the open seas in search of treasure. But when a treasure map appears on the prince’s party invitations, and the pirate finds that her sword has turned into a scepter, they realize there is an intruder in the castle―no, ship! Soon, a battle over the fort between the adversaries ensues, leading to a humorous showdown. When they make amends, their amazing imaginations come up with a new adventure…together.
Kids will revel in the spirited and imaginative battle and be thrilled by the turn of events. Dynamic and charismatic illustrations bring this witty tale and its celebration of sharing and teamwork to life.
Both children discover an awesome fort in the woods and use their imaginations to create an adventure all their own. Can you build your own fort? Once you do, where does your imagination take you?
Each child has their own very concrete idea about how things should work, but neither has very much fun fighting or antagonizing the other—just take a look at their faces in the illustrations! What are some key elements to the children’s compromise? Why does it work? Can you think of a recent situation you’ve been in that would have benefited from a compromise?
Laura Perdew is a veteran nonfiction author, writing books for the education market on subjects ranging from toilets to pirates to politicians. This is her debut picture book. In addition to her work as an author, she is currently a writing consultant at the University of Colorado Boulder. Raised in Virginia, she now calls Colorado home.
For children young and old—may you discover the power of imagination and compromise, and the magic of a fort
To Martin, for the love and support