Neal Porter Books
September 24, 2019
9.2 X 11.2 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper is the author of the classic fantasy series The Dark Is Rising, as well as many other works for children, including the picture books The Magician's Boy, Tam Lin, and Frog. Born in England to Welsh parents, she now lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts. She is a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement from the American Library Association. Steven Kellogg is a revered author and illustrator who has written and/or illustrated almost 100 children's books, including the Pinkerton series and How Much Is a Million?. A recipient of an honorary doctor of letters from the University of Findlay, he lives in Essex, New York.
"Cooper's words are deliciously funny, and have several important messages to share about the value of stories. . . . Kellogg's comical style perfectly complement's Cooper's flair. With the storyteller tone, lush palette, and oddball characters, they have created a whimsical adventure where a Word Wizard, and the children, are the heroes. Two prominent creators of children's literature have combined their powers to deliver a memorably funny tale about the value of stories. For its potential to create future readers, this book is invaluable."--School Library Journal "Kellogg's signature art overflows with the color, movement, and expression of a vintage carnival poster."--Publishers Weekly "Hungry pirates are nothing to mess with under ordinary circumstances, and these buccaneers are absolutely not ordinary. . . . A right jolly paean to the deliciousness of words."--Kirkus Reviews