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Hardcover Details
  • 07/2021
  • 9781736289402
  • 36 pages
  • $19.95
Ebook Details
  • 07/2021
  • 9781736289402 B098L3KYB4
  • 36 pages
  • $9.95
Catherine Corcoran
Author
Treasure Isle: A Swashbuckling Tale of a Boy and his Parrot

Picture Book; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

When a boy and his parrot set sail in search of pirates' treasure, they find themselves on an unexpected adventure. Can they find their way to the place where X marks the spot? Lyrically written by Catherine Corcoran, with beautiful illustrations by Natalie Lundeen, Treasure Isle will delight readers, young and old, as they follow this brave crew-of-two on their journey through fair winds and following seas.

Reviews
BrookeVitale.com

Set sail for adventure!

Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure with a boy and his parrot as they sail the high seas in search of a buried treasure. From mermaids and penguins to crocodiles and squalls, this fun rhyming story is sure to have your child giggling and shouting Land Ahoy! Unlike most books that pack a deeper message, Treasure Isle by Catherine Corcoran is just good rollicking fun, and there’s nothing wrong with that. My boys and I loved reading this, and they’re already begging to read it again! And after all, isn’t fun what reading should be all about? Go check this one out today. You’ll be glad you did!

Kirkus Reviews

With his parrot companion, a boy embarks on an ocean voyage to find buried treasure in this debut picture book.

A red-haired, freckle-faced boy and his bright parrot board their ship, heading for the tropical island pictured on their treasure map. But with no direction to steer by except the four points of the compass, discovering the right island takes some trial and error. The first isle they spot has mermaids and red crabs; sailing north, they glimpse a snowy island and penguins. A Dragon’s Blood Tree stands on the easterly isle—but there’s no treasure to be found. After a storm, the companions at last spy Treasure Isle, where they dig up a chest packed with jewels and gold. After this marvelous (and imaginary) adventure, it’s time for bed. In her book, Corcoran employs jaunty iambic tetrameter couplets that rhyme well, propelling the adventure along. The four-points structure and repeated phrases like “Land Ahoy!” give the tale the predictability kids like, and unearthing the treasure is a satisfying payoff. Illustrating her fifth children’s book, Lundeen provides wonderfully appealing pictures with funny details, as when the boy snares an old boot while fishing.

An entertaining bedtime story with swashbuckling fun and delightful images.

Reader's Favorite

Treasure Isle is a wonderful read, and beautifully illustrated from beginning to end. We can’t wait to see where the adventures of the boy and his parrot will take them next.
Five stars.

Reedsy Discovery

Imaginative and enjoyable, this story is a standout among rhyming books for children. Evenly balanced lines makes it pleasant to read aloud, and the narrative is sure to engage a range of young children. It can be read at any time of the day, but it is especially well suited to being a bedtime selection as it will inspire creative dreams in young children. This is an excellent addition to libraries for young readers who enjoy rhyming stories, cheerful companions, and imaginative whimsy.

Formats
Hardcover Details
  • 07/2021
  • 9781736289402
  • 36 pages
  • $19.95
Ebook Details
  • 07/2021
  • 9781736289402 B098L3KYB4
  • 36 pages
  • $9.95

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