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The Fort

Written by Laura Perdew and illustrated by Adelina Lirius
Published by Page Street Kids
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What's The Fort About

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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.

What Kind of Book is The Fort

Quotes from The Fort

  • But when he crossed over the moat to begin decorating, the prince discovered that the castle was not at all like he'd left it.
  • The next day, as the pirate paraded toward her ship, she daydreamed about the swashbuckling voyage she was charting. She imagined overflowing treasure chests and adventures on the high seas.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • 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?

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Who Wrote The Fort

Laura Perdew

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.

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Who Illustrated The Fort

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Laura Perdew's Book Dedication

For children young and old—may you discover the power of imagination and compromise, and the magic of a fort

Adelina Lirius's Book Dedication

To Martin, for the love and support

Complete the quote: "Never! I will not abandon my ship! If you don't leave, _____"
  1. I'll feed you to the Kraken!
  2. I'll make you walk the gangplank!
  3. I'll open the hatch door!
  4. I'll declare a mutiny!
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Book Details

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Publication Date:
April 21, 2020
Text Details:
This book was typeset in Charcuterie Flared.
Illustration Details:
The illustrations were done using mixed media.