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        Saul
Small Saul
By Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press, 2011, ISBN 978-1-55453-503-3, US $16.95 / CAN $18.95

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Saul loves the sea and all his life he’s dreamed of being a sailor, but the navy says no because Saul is too small. So what’s a person to do? Why he attends Pirate College – after all, everyone knows scurvy dogs aren’t as picky. Just one problem: Saul lacks the talents that make a good pirate. But he refuses to give up and finally receives his Pirate Diploma. You might think everything is smooth sailing for Saul now. Nope! Who wants a small pirate who likes plants? Just as it looks as if no one has room aboard for him, though, The Rusty Squid sails into port and Saul is invited to join her pirates. Will his new comrades welcome him into their crew? Will Saul finally get his wish and spend his life at sea?
 
Small Saul is a story of being different, but having courage and strength to strive for dreams. The illustrations are simple, but laced with humor and poignancy that bring the story to life. Young pirates will identify with Saul and cheer him on. This story will be a treasure for anyone who doesn’t fit the mold.

Review Copyrighted ©2011 Cindy Vallar

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