The Fort
The Fort

The Fort

Written by Laura Perdew & illustrated by Adelina Lirius
4 - 8
Reading age
Page count
Apr 21, 2020
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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


imaginationresolving conflictpiratesprincesfriendshipplayingimagination and playcooperationtree houses

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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Book Details

Publication Date
April 21, 2020
Page Street Kids
Text Details
This book was typeset in Charcuterie Flared.
Illustration Details
The illustrations were done using mixed media.
Page Count
Reading Age
4 - 8 years

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