Beware, Pirates!

Beware, Pirates!

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9781897066805
Characteristics: 83 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Griffiths, Dean 1967-


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Nov 06, 2013

good for all age!

Aug 19, 2011

This first instalment of the Canadian Magic Tree House introduces our two protagonists Emily and Matt to us, as well as to each other. They also discover a magical red sled (the Red Flyer of the series title) in the tower room of Emilie's new house. It transports them to the deck of Martin Frobisher's ship The Aid in 1577.

As I mentioned, this series is the Canadian Magic Tree House. It is an early chapter book that is short enough (66 pages of story) and has simple enough language to appeal to the young reader. It also is an nice entry point for discussion on how the Europeans treated the Aboriginals. Cute book, almost too Canadian in its earnestness to be politically correct.

Jun 06, 2008

This series is similar to Magic Treehouse - which my son loved at this age. My daughter however seems much more taken with this set of books.

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Nov 06, 2013

22950011301280 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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