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Poppy the Pirate Dog

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Poppy the Pirate Dog
Written by Liz Kessler
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763676616
ISBN-13: 9780763676612
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Poppy the Pirate Dog

author: Liz Kessler
illustrator: Mike Phillips

series name:
Candlewick Sparks

Poppy the dalmatian can’t wait to go on a seaside vacation with her family; she thinks it will be fun to be a pirate dog. But she’s afraid of boats! After trying—and failing—to be brave on a fishing boat, a seal-spotting cruise, a pedal boat, and a speedboat, Poppy has almost given up. Will she manage to find her pirate ship before the family heads back home? From New York Times best-selling author Liz Kessler comes a full-color early reader for adventurous young scalawags and their pirate pooches.

“Good pacing and appealing artwork. . . . Engaging fare for young readers.” —Booklist
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0763676616 /  9780763676612
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Candlewick Spark / Paperback
age range:
5 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
64 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 4
Animals; Family; Transportation; Action & Adventure;
author’s comments:
Liz Kessler is the author of the beloved Emily Windsnap series, as well as the Philippa Fisher series and the novels A Year Without Autumn and North of Nowhere. She says that Poppy the Pirate Dog is based on her own beautiful dog, Poppy. “After we moved near the ocean, we bought her a skull-and-crossbones scarf,” she says. “But the funny thing is that she’s a bit scared of water, and that was the inspiration behind this story.” Liz Kessler lives in Cornwall, England.
illustrator’s comments:
Mike Phillips has been illustrating everything from picture books to the gruesome Horrible Histories series for almost twenty years. He lives in a small fishing village in England with his family and thinks his own dog, who is also named Poppy—believe it or not!—may want to be a pirate dog as well.
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