Grandpa Jack's Tattoo Tales
By Mark Foreman
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374327682, 40pp.)
Publication Date: October 16, 2007
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Flying fish, giant octopuses, mermaids . . . Grandpa Jack has seen it all. He's sailed all the oceans of the world, and he has a host of stories to tell about his adventures - and a tattoo for each of them. So when a customer at Grandpa Jack's diner asks about one of his tattoos, Chloe's grandpa delivers a whale of a tale.
With rip-roaring ink-and-watercolor pictures, Mark Foreman's American debut is one swashbuckling good story readers won't soon forget.
MARK FOREMAN has written and illustrated a number of books for children since graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, England. This is his first book published in the United States. Having grown up in the city of London, Mark now lives by the sea in St. Ives, Cornwall.
"A whimsical, action-packed debut, filled with kid-friendly ink-and-watercolor pictures." —Booklist "Children will relish this amusing tall tale and delight in its visual elements." —School Library Journal