Accelerated Reader Program Selection
Children’s Book Council’s Children’s Choices Selection 2002
Pink, the daughter of the fierce pirate Captain Red Beard, longs to join her father in a life of piracy on the high seas. She imagines grand adventures in which she encounters strange, new lands and interesting people full of stories. Once aboard the ship, however, she discovers that living the life of a pirate is not exactly what she expected. The scary old Jolly Roger doesn’t seem quite right, and a father only interested in counting doubloons and a kind countess walking the plank both seem a little backwards! Once Pink realizes she doesn’t want to be as bad as most scallywag pirates, she goes home and dreams of a day when she can sail the seven seas under her own flag of pale rose silk. This playful tale follows a principled yet spunky young girl as she adventures out into the world. Although she is of pirating lineage, she may be entertainingly familiar to any family with a spirited daughter.
About the Author
Jan Day grew up in Cuba, Illinois, an island in the middle of cornfields, but always dreamed of adventures at sea, just like Pink. She has a strong interest in literacy; was chair of the Kauai, Hawaii, Literacy Program for five years; and has presented poetry workshops for children. Her short fiction has been published in Tropic,
the Miami Herald
’s literary magazine, and her poetry in The Bamboo Ridge Anthology.
In addition, Day authored Pelican’s Pirate Pink and the Treasures of the Reef; The World’s Greatest Explorer; Kissimmee Pete and the Hurricane;
and Kissimmee Pete, Cracker Cow Hunter.
She lives in Okeechobee, Florida, with her husband, Alan.
About the Illustrator
Janeen Mason designs artwork for various companies and has exhibited at galleries and art shows across the country. She is an active board member with the Martin County Council for the Arts and was the curator for their exhibit The Art of the Picture Book.
She is actively involved in the South Florida chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Mason’s studio is in her home in Port Salerno, Florida, where she creates with both paints and clay. She lives with her husband, Kevin, and three children.
THE PIRATE, PINK
By Jan Day
Illustrated by Janeen Mason
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Pirates
32pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.