Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent by Bill PeetCyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent by Bill Peet

Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent

byBill Peet

Paperback | August 1, 2003

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A shark accuses Cyrus of cowardice because he won't sink any ships. The kindly sea serpent almost succumbs to peer pressure, but learns at last to be himself.
Bill Peet was the author of 34 books published by Houghton Mifflin. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book. All of Bill Peet's books published by Houghton Mifflin Company, including his first book for children published in 1959, HUBERT'S HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURE, remain actively in print today. ...
Title:Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea SerpentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.75 × 8.31 × 0.15 inPublished:August 1, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395313899

ISBN - 13:9780395313893

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rollicking Good Adventure This time Peet takes us back to a time when people crossed the ocean to travel to a new world. The Primrose sets off to undertake this journey but just as she sets off an old man tells them they will face all sorts of hardships. Cyrus, a sea serpent, hears this and decides to follow the ship and take care of them if they come to trouble. Trouble does indeed find the Primrose, first the doldrums, then a fierce storm, and finally pirates. Cyrus is the hero of the day in this rollicking good adventure on the high seas.
Date published: 2008-05-05

From Our Editors

Cyrus, a shy and friendly serpent, finally realizes his ambition by heroically helping some voyagers through a storm and foiling some dastardly pirates.

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Cyrus's adventures told in rollicking prose are a sure-bet for story hour." School Library Journal "