Bad Pirate

by Kari-Lynn Winters

Barnacle Garrick is bold and saucy and selfish. And for a pirate captain that’s good – very good. But his daughter Augusta is shy, polite and helpful. For a pirate, that’s bad– very bad. In a crew of scurvy sea dogs, Augusta can’t seem to help going against the pack. It just might take one terrible storm, a ripped sail, a missing peg leg, and a panicked crew before Augusta can prove that being selfless is a bold and saucy move after all. And that’s good – very good indeed.

Rainforest of Reading

Readers' Choice Award

2015/2016 in Saint Lucia for Grade 3 & 4
Rainforest of Reading Readers
Kari-Lynn Winters Author Biography

Kari-Lynn Winters is a picture book author, poet, and performer. She enjoys being in the classroom in any capacity, as a presenter, a teacher, or as a student. Kari didn’t always consider herself a writer. In fact, many of her elementary school years were spent struggling to write. It was her love of storytelling, theatre, and children’s literature that brought Kari to try her skills at writing. Kari-Lynn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Dean Griffiths Illustrator Biography

Dean Griffiths grew up in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Even with a full, happy house, Dean would often find a quiet place to play with his Lego and later, read comic books. His mother admits that when Dean was a toddler, he wouldn't eat his meals until she read him a story. In 1986 Dean moved to Vancouver where he worked for a computer graphics. In 1995 Dean dropped off some samples of his work at Orca Book Publishers in Victoria. He was immediately called back and soon after signed on to illustrate his first children's book, The Patchwork House, written by Sally Fitz-Gibbon. He has been happily illustrating children's books ever since.