In this interactive picture book for young readers, Captain Dare invites children on a treasure hunt they won’t ever forget. Captain Dare and his crew of pirates are searching for a very special treasure, which is hidden deep in a dangerous jungle. But reaching this treasure won’t be easy. Readers have to wade through a lagoon and sneak across a snake pit in order to find the pirate’s chest.
As children repeat Captain Dare’s catchy phrases and orders, they are taken on an exciting adventure through the world of pirates. Decorated with Adrian Tans’s unique and beautiful illustrations, the jungle comes to life, and children discover that the treasure waiting at the end of their journey is neither gold nor jewels. It’s a chest full of books, the greatest treasure for any pirate. Perfect for libraries and family collections, Pirate Treasure Hunt! is an adventure that satisfies the scallywag in everyone.
About the Author
Jan Peck moved to Fort Worth, Texas, when she was four years old and has remained there ever since. She attended the University of Texas at Arlington as a science major, and it was there that she discovered her love for children’s books. Peck has been published in several children’s magazines, including Highlights for Children and Humpty Dumpty. Her work was also featured in the bestselling anthology Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul, and she has been an active member of the Texas Society of Children’s Book Writers for twenty-five years.
About the Illustrator
Adrian Tans is a painter and illustrator who has exhibited in a variety of galleries and venues. He has worked as a carpenter, ship’s cook, stay-at-home dad, five-time Vermont state snow-sculpting champ, professional coffee pourer, and photographer’s assistant. His travels have taken him from coast-to-coast and around Europe. He is also the illustrator of Witches’ Night Before Halloween, Pirates Don’t Say Please!, The Emperor’s Army, and Kick the Cowboy, all published by Pelican.
PIRATE TREASURE HUNT!
By Jan Peck
Illustrated by Adrian Tans
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus