The Castaway Pirates

The Castaway Pirates

A Pop-Up Tale of Bad Luck, Sharp Teeth, and Stinky Toes

By Ray Marshall; Wilson Swain (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811859233, 24pp.

Publication Date: May 2008

In this pop-up pirate adventure, five pirates try to avoid being eaten by a shark when their ship springs a leak. They try to plug the hole with everything from the captain's coat to his rope, but in the end it's their smelly feet that turn the shark away. Each spread features a colorful, intricate pop-up designed by a master paper engineer, and the pop-ups grow more elaboratewith each turn of the page.

About the Author
Ray Marshall began his paper-engineering career in 1980, and in 1985 he won England's Smarties Prize for Children's Books Award for Watch It Work: The Car. He lives with his wife and two daughters in San Francisco. The Castaway Pirates is his twenty-fifth book and the first one he has written.

Wilson Swain lives in Glendale, California. This is his first book.