Beware, Pirates!: Canadian Flyer Adventures #1

by Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrator Dean Griffiths

Owlkids Books Inc. | February 1, 2007 | Trade Paperback |

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In Beware, Pirates!, the debut title in the Canadian Flyer Adventures series, friends Matt and Emily discover the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily''s attic. The magic sled transports them back to the year 1577 where they find themselves aboard Martin Frobisher''s ship, The Aid. Adventure beckons, and Emily and Matt are happy to follow. Until, that is, they encounter a crew of pirates! Author Frieda Wishinsky weaves well-researched and accurate historical facts into her compelling, kid-friendly storytelling, while Dean Griffith''s evocative illustrations situate readers perfectly in place and time. At the end of their adventure, Emily and Matt share additional facts about pirate ships, Nunavut, and Martin Frobisher, and Wishinsky gives additional facts here too, in an informative Q&A format.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 Pages, 4.72 × 6.69 × 0 in

Published: February 1, 2007

Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1897066805

ISBN - 13: 9781897066805

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Beware, Pirates!: Canadian Flyer Adventures #1

Beware, Pirates!: Canadian Flyer Adventures #1

by Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrator Dean Griffiths

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 Pages, 4.72 × 6.69 × 0 in

Published: February 1, 2007

Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1897066805

ISBN - 13: 9781897066805

About the Book

The old Canadian Flyer in the attic of Emily's new house looks like just another old sled. But when eight-year-old Emily and nine-year-old Matt rub the sled's maple leaf logo, they suddenly find themselves transported from the dusty old attic to Frobisher Bay. What's more, they're aboard Martin Frobisher's ship "The Aid" and the year is 1577! Adventure beckons, and Emily and Matt are happy to follow. Until, that is, they meet up with honest-to-goodness pirates! This rollicking, fast-paced adventure brings Frobisher's search for the Northwest Passage to life.

From the Publisher

In Beware, Pirates!, the debut title in the Canadian Flyer Adventures series, friends Matt and Emily discover the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily''s attic. The magic sled transports them back to the year 1577 where they find themselves aboard Martin Frobisher''s ship, The Aid. Adventure beckons, and Emily and Matt are happy to follow. Until, that is, they encounter a crew of pirates! Author Frieda Wishinsky weaves well-researched and accurate historical facts into her compelling, kid-friendly storytelling, while Dean Griffith''s evocative illustrations situate readers perfectly in place and time. At the end of their adventure, Emily and Matt share additional facts about pirate ships, Nunavut, and Martin Frobisher, and Wishinsky gives additional facts here too, in an informative Q&A format.

About the Author


FRIEDA WISHINSKY has written many beloved andbestselling books for children. Her books have earned numerous accolades,including a nomination for the Governor General''s Award. She is the author ofWhere Are You, Bear?; You''re Mean, Lily Jean; Each One Special; and What''s theMatter with Albert? among others. Originally from New York, she now lives inToronto. 

DEAN GRIFFITHS realized his love for drawing at theage of 12, halfway through reading a comic book. He has illustrated over adozen children''s books, including The Patchwork House by Sally Fitz-Gibbon. Helives in Duncan, BC.

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a new chapter book designed to bring history alive in the elementary grades.

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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