The Pirate Tree
The gnarled tree on the hill sometimes turns into a pirate ship. A rope serves as an anchor, a sheet as a sail, and Sam is its fearless captain. But one day another sailor approaches, and he’s not from Sam’s street. Can they find something more precious than diamonds and gold? Can they find . . . friendship?
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Diversity, Social Emotional Learning|
|Number of Pages||32|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
School Library Journal
“A heartwarming story of friendship and acceptance. . . .Many children will relate, empathy will be promoted, and discussions about kindness, friendliness, and respect can be easily facilitated.”—School Library Journal
“Uplifting and perspective-bestowing.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Brigita Orel
Brigita Orel is a Slovenian author and translator. She has published numerous short stories and poems in online and print journals. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Illustrator: Jennie Poh
Jennie Poh was born in England and grew up in Malaysia. She studied Fine Art at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design as well as Fashion Illustration at Central St. Martins. She lives in Surrey, England.