William Gilkerson Pirate's Passage: A Novel

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Pirate's Passage: A Novel

 
9781437969054: Pirate's Passage: A Novel

This highly praised tale of adventure and intrigue combines the history of Western piracy with a humorous and suspenseful story of friendship and trust. Winner of the Canadian Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature, and the New York Library Association Book of the Season Award. A wonderful adventure. Once you start reading, it s hard to stop. Illustrations.

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Award-winning author William Gilkerson is a sailor, painter, journalist, historian, and adventurer. He is the author of the novel Ultimate Voyage, as well as ten nonfiction books on nautical topics, and his paintings are internationally acknowledged to be among the finest contemporary maritime art. He lives with his family on the shores of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, where he sails his ancient cutter, Elly.

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A palimpsest upon Treasure Island, William Gilkerson's beguiling creation, Pirate's Passage, has everything: irresistible characters, richly textured history, humor, suspense, and adventure. Steeped in wit, philosophy, and mystical ambiguity, it takes a maverick approach to history. A challenging children's novel with a dangerous edge, Pirate's Passage is a work of genius. . . . This novel will be read by readers of all generations. --Canada Council for the Arts

Pirate enthusiasts, prepare to settle in for a deliciously unsettling adventure. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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