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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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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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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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The Vermont Country Sampler recommends both Good Pirate and Bad Pirate

March 29th, 2017

“At some stage in their lives daughters can become in­dependent, uppity and seemingly too savvy for their own good. But if this willful daughter is an appealing Springer Spaniel named Augusta aboard a pirate ship full of other dogs with her father as captain, things will happen that will ‘shiver your timbers.’… Meet the foul-mouthed […]

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