Captured by Pirates
From the Series Twisted Journeys ®
Match your wits against a band of pirates on the high seas and try to defeat them—or join them! Every Twisted Journeys® graphic novel lets YOU control the action by choosing which path to follow. Which twists and turns will your journey take?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||112|
- ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Silver Award
“Part text and part comic book, this entry casts readers as an English lad setting sail in 1635, making decisions to determine the outcome of encounters with many seagoing dangers.” —Booklist
Library Media Connection
“Imagine directing your own story. . . what the characters will do, which direction to take, even how the story will end. This graphic novel series allows you to do just that.” —Library Media Connection
School Library Journal
“Pirates allows readers to control where the story goes, using both fairly lengthy prose and comic-book-style pages to move it along. The medium works well with the second-person narration, and Witt’s illustrations provide an excellent reflection of the tone created by the Fonteses.” —School Library Journal
Author: Ron Fontes
Ron Fontes was born in Los Angeles. He grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee, where his mother taught him to read at age 4. By 16, Ron had a science fiction comic strip in the local newspaper. He was a theater major at Austin Peay State University, where he costumed and performed in many shows while working at a printing company to pay for school. Ron went on to act in film before becoming an advertising executive, and he then moved to New York City and worked for Whitman Comics and Marvel. Ron is a prolific artist and co-author of over 500 children's books with his wife, Justine.
Author: Justine Fontes
Justine Fontes was born in New York City. She grew up on Long Island and later graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English Liternature from New York Univeristy. Justine found her first job in publishing while she was a Freshman. She worked at various publishing houses before becoming a freelance writer. At Little Golden Books, Justine met her future husband, Ron Fontes. They started writing together and have written over 500 children's books. Justine and Ron moved to Maine in 1988.
Illustrator: David Witt
David Witt is an artist living and working in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His work as a poster artist has been published in the Art of Modern Rock by Paul Grushkin and Dennis King, and Gig Posters by Clayton Hayes. He has done menu screen art for Guitar Hero II, as well as creating numerous T-shirt designs and album art for bands around the world. He continues to work freelance and also finds time to paint and participate in art shows around the country. In the summer he spends most of his time in his garden. His work at Lerner includes Isis and Osiris, The Hero Twins, Nightmare on Zombie Island, Captured by Pirates, and Attack of the Mutant Meteors.
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Twisted Journeys ®
YOU choose what happens next in these full-color, action-packed graphic novels from Graphic Universe™. Every few pages, the reader selects from several options that determine where the storyline will go next. Every book has dozens of combinations to explore… View available downloads →