The Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate

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A fun, read-aloud pirate story that will be a favourite with educators.

Set in the misty waters around Halifax Harbour, this fun read-aloud pirate story follows the adventures of a terrible, horrible, smelly pirate named Sydney and his friend Parrot Polly. After answering a riddle set by a tricky mermaid the rascals dig for treasure by the old lighthouse on McNab's Island. Children will enjoy the anticipation as the chest is raised to the surface, and the surprise as its unexpected contents are revealed. The clean and dirty theme will make this book a circle time favourite with many daycare and library programmers. Parents will love it too.

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About the author (2008)

Jacqueline Halsey lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. In her books, she retells historical events through the eyes of children. Peggy's Letters and Explosion Newsie were both on the CCBC ? Best Books for Children and Teens lists. When not writing, she spends her time teaching English to newcomers and helping take care of McNabs Island, a place overflowing with history.

Carrie Muller grew up in Cape Breton and now lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where she is employed at Halifax Regional Libraries as a library assistant. Carrie has been bringing her love of literature to children through stories, puppet shows, and general zaniness for many years.

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