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Seven Dead Pirates

Category: Book
By (author): Bailey, Linda
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Pirates
  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 7-10 Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Publisher: Tundra Books
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 8.19in x 5.81in x 1.00in
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$ 19.99
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From The Publisher*Lewis Dearborn is a lonely, anxious, "terminally shy" boy of eleven when his great-grandfather passes away and leaves Lewis's family with his decaying seaside mansion. Lewis is initially delighted with his new bedroom, a secluded tower in a remote part of the house. Then he discovers that it's already occupied -- by the ghosts of seven dead pirates. Worse, the ghosts expect him to help them re-take their ship, now restored and on display in a local museum, so they can make their way to Libertalia, a legendary pirate utopia. The only problem is that this motley crew hasn't left the house in almost two hundred years and is terrified of going outside. As Lewis warily sets out to assist his new roommates -- a raucous, unruly bunch who exhibit a strange delight in thrift-store fashions and a thirst for storybooks -- he begins to open himself to the possibilities of friendship, passion and joie de vivre and finds the courage to speak up.
Review Quote*PRAISE FOR If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur:
"There aren't many books that have the courage to be this silly.... Simply wonderful." - The Globe and Mail
"This wacky, zany tale is a storytime crowd pleaser." - Children's Book Review

PRAISE FOR the Stevie Diamond series:
"As usual, Bailey's novel is full of adventure and fun and two of the most natural leading characters in print." - Winnipeg Free Press
"Mystery lovers will be hot on the trail of the most popular kid detective in Canada." - Kitchener-Waterloo Record

PRAISE FOR the Stanley series:
"First-class entertainment all the way." - Starred review, Publishers Weekly
Biographical NoteLinda Bailey is the author of more than two dozen books for children, including the Stevie Diamond mystery series, the Good Times Travel Agency graphic novels, and an eclectic assortment of picture books including If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur and the acclaimed Stanley's Party. She has won awards across North America such as the California Young Readers' Medal, the Georgia Storybook Award, the Ontario Blue Spruce and Silver Birch Awards, the Oregon SMART Award and the Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. Born in Winnipeg, Linda has now traveled around the world, and so have her books. She has two grown daughters, Lia and Tess, and lives in Vancouver within strolling distance of the sea.