The Pirate's Eye (Hardcover)

By Robert Priest

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618439904, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2005

List Price: 16.00*
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After losing his glass eye, pirate Captain Black is at a loss. Not far away, Sandpiper, a pauper, finds a shiny, round object in the road. Peering through what appears to be a glass marble, Sandpiper is amazed by what he sees.

What is a glass eye without its pirate? And what is a pirate without his glass eye? Sandpiper is about to find out—but danger looms, for Captain Black is determined to find his missing eye . . . by hook or by crook!

Robert Priest offers another quirky take on pirate life in this surprising tale of adventure, reflection, and missing treasure.

About the Author

Robert Priest is an illustrator and art instructor. He is the author of The Pirate's Eye, and The Town That Got Out of Town, which received excellent reviews. He lives in Stoughton, Massachusetts, with his wife, his son, his dog, and some rowdy chickens.

Praise For The Pirate's Eye

"Priest uses deceptively simple shapes and forms in the full-color, airbrushed enamel on clayboard art to keep the focus on the story. The text is well balanced and beautifully written, with playful repetition and alliteration and an economy of style." School Library Journal

"Priest puts an unexpected spin on the pirate tale." --Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly

"Priest pairs elegantly composed, deceptively simple cartoon illustrations to an unusually rich and satisfying story." Kirkus Reviews