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Cover Art: Swashbarklers of
        the Sea
Swashbarklers of the Sea
By Cynthia Kremsner
Pelican, 2019, ISBN 978-1455624140, US $16.99  

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Fearsome and bold Barkbeard has stolen a treasure belonging to swaggering dogs. With a mighty ďYo-ho!Ē they and their mates Ėa parrot, a monkey, rats, and you Ė sail after him to recover the loot. The journey takes them round Cape Horn where treacherous storms abound. Once Barkbeardís vessel is sighted, itís time to man the cannons and prepare to board. But what the swashbarklers find isnít what they expect!

The lyrical poetry begs to be read aloud and young pirates will delight in adding their own rousing cheers and sound effects as the tale progresses. The artwork is colorful and large, perfect for young eyes that want to explore. The rats do steal the show once or twice, but in the end friendship melds them into a crew that works together on their high seas adventure. And donít forget to read the glossary, too. The definitions arenít quite what you expect and the piratey rhymes make it easy to remember what the words mean.

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