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"Best Pirate is a rollicking good tale" says San Francisco Book Review

June 11th, 2018

“Best Pirate is a rollicking good tale that takes readers across the seas and to a mysterious island to find a fabled treasure. And while it is a tale of young pirate Augusta’s bravery and daring, it is also one of quick thinking and unexpected kindness…. Detailed, full color illustrations bring the story to life and […]

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Pirates and Privateers calls Best Pirate “a wonderful, amusing tale”

October 28th, 2017

“[5 stars]…Best Pirate is a wonderful, amusing tale that shows sometimes it takes smarts, rather than fighting, to get out of a sticky situation. And sometimes an enemy may really be a friend…if you’re willing to work together. The story is beautifully illustrated with expressive characters that capture the imagination of those reading or listening to […]

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Resource Links loves the “lush setting, detailed characters, and funny language” in Best Pirate

October 25th, 2017

“Rated: E…[Best Pirate] is full of pirate language that begs to be read aloud in your best pirate voice. In his illustrations, Griffiths has managed to create a whole collection of funny, diverse, detailed, and expressive dog and cat characters. Amid the lush setting, detailed characters, and funny language lies an adventure story with a heartwarming […]

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Best Pirate is “Highly Recommended” by CM Magazine

October 23rd, 2017

“Kari-Lynn Winters follows the format of the first two pirate books, with playful, pirate language scattered throughout the story and with much of the dynamic text appearing on floating pieces of sail….And the end pages once again feature a glossary of pirate lingo and nautical talk….The buoyant text is mirrored in the dazzling artwork by […]

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Best Pirate “is a treasure of a fine tale” says CanLit for LittleCanadians

August 25th, 2017

“First she was a Bad Pirate (2015) and then she was a Good Pirate (2016) but now Augusta, daughter of Captain Barnacle Garrick, is on her way to becoming an even better pirate…. Readers will certainly learn a lesson from Augusta and Kari-Lynn Winters about determination and fulfilment that comes from success without the need for accolades. She may be a […]

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Kirkus Reviews says “Best be filling yer ditty bag with more of this sort—Tuna Lubbers and Frilly Dogs ahoy!” of Best Pirate

July 6th, 2017

“A pirate lassie decides merely going from a Bad Pirate (2015) to a Good Pirate (2016) isn’t enough….Following the format she set forth in the book’s two predecessors, Winters once again fills her text with piratical lingo while highlighting three adjectives (in this case, ‘crafty,’ ‘nimble,’ and ‘fearless’), allowing her heroine to embody them in her own way. Augusta […]

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Youth Services Book Review says “the [Best Pirate] illustrations are fabulous, full of color, realistic, expressive”

June 19th, 2017

“Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4… The illustrations are fabulous, full of color, realistic, expressive – and cute…. To whom would you recommend this book? This would be a fun addition to a pirate-themed storytime. Who should buy this book? Public and lower elementary school libraries and day-care centers” —Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth […]

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Best Pirate gets its first review from Canadian Bookworm!

June 15th, 2017

“There is lots of lovely pirate language, and the end papers help define a lot of these for enchanted readers. The illustrations are wonderful, showing emotions and lovely details. The dogs are a variety of breeds, easily identifiable, and the cats range in type while still being entirely cats. And I love that the story […]

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