Dimensions: 112 pages, 7.25 × 5.45 × 0.52 in
Published: September 8, 2009
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0887768954
ISBN - 13: 9780887768958
About the Book
After Jacob Two-Two's father writes a very important novel, the family makes plans to move to Canada. They board the SS "Spring-a-Leak" for a journey across the ocean, but something is wrong aboard ship. A series of clues -- a black eye patch; a parrot who squawks "Apple sauce in your underpants!"; and a sailing ship flying the Jolly Roger -- can only mean trouble. Will the intrepid Shapiro and the fearless O'Toole really be left on a desert island? Will Jacob Two-Two be made to walk the plank?
From the Publisher
He's back! The late Mordecai Richler had planned more adventures
for his small hero and now, with the full support of the Richler
family, award-winning author Cary Fagan carries on the tradition in
a hilarious story for a whole new generation of Jacob fans.
After Jacob Two-Two's father writes a very important novel, the
family makes plans to move to Canada.
They board the SS Spring-a-Leak for a journey across the
ocean. Jacob Two-Two makes some new acquaintances - the
unbelievably handsome Captain Sparkletooth, the acrobatic Bubov
Brothers, the failed toy inventor Mr. Peabody, and the giant but
gentle Morgenbesser. Most important, he makes friends with young
Cindy Snootcastle, who keeps a secret treasure in her pocket.
But something is wrong on the SS Spring-a-Leak. A series
of clues - a black eye patch; a parrot who squawks "Apple sauce in
your underpants!"; and a sailing ship flying the Jolly Roger - can
only mean trouble. Will the intrepid Shapiro and the fearless
O'Toole really be left on a desert island? Will Jacob Two-Two be
made to walk the plank?
Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas is a treat for
those who know Jacob and for those who are about to meet one of the
most endearing characters in children's literature.
From the Jacket
Praise for Jacob Two-Two Meets The Hooded
"Mordecai Richler is a funny man, a good writer, and everyone
should go out tomorrow morning and beat his local bookseller into
submission if he hasn't got a nice plump display of books titled
"Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang"…. It is ghastly and funny…an
unbelievably believable unbelievable place with no artificial
sweeteners or preservatives."
- The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Mordecai Richler was the author of ten successful novels, numerous
screenplays, and several books of nonfiction, his novel
Barney's Version was an acclaimed bestseller and
the winner of The Giller Prize, the Stephen Leacock Award for
Humour, the QSpell Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for
Best Novel in Canada and the Caribbean. Richler also received two
Governor General's Literary Awards and was short-listed twice for
the Booker Prize. Mordecai Richler died in Montreal, in 2001.
Cary Fagan has received the Toronto Book Award, the Jewish Book
Committee Prize for Fiction, and the Mr. Christie Silver Medal. His
recent picture books include Ten Old Men and a
Mouse, My New Shirt, and
Thing-Thing. His children's novels include
The Fortress of Kaspar Snit (Silver Birch Honor
Book), Directed by Kaspar Snit (Silver Birch
nominee), and Ten Lessons for Kaspar Snit. Cary
Fagan lives in Toronto.
Dusan Petricic is the award-winning illustrator of more than twenty
books for children including My New Shirt by Cary
Fagan. A former professor of illustration and book design, his work
appears in The New York Times, Scientific
American, The Wall Street Journal, and The
Toronto Star. He lives in Toronto.
"… Fagan crafts a zany tale that kids (in the spirit of Jacob's
doublespeak) will want to read at least twice. Petricic, whose line
art complements the story's humor…"
- Publishers Weekly
"A delightful, imaginative tale of the incorrigible Jacob Two-Two….
Cary Fagan has woven a wonderfully silly, child-like adventure of
ridiculous characters…. This story is a great yarn and hooks the
childlike imagination in every reader regardless of age. An
excellent use of a character…. Cary Fagan's adventure story will be
a hit with children and adults alike, an excellent chapter book for
late primary and junior grades…."
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