Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763679903, 40pp.
Publication Date: February 9, 2016
An old ship. A sad friend. A button . . . An idea. Let's SWAP In a young scalawag's first tale of bartering, a peg-legged youngster sets out to help his captain repair his vessel. One button for three teacups. SWAP Two teacups for four coils of rope. SWAP And so it goes, until the little swashbuckler secures sails, anchors, a ship's wheel, and more . . . including a happy friend. Steve Light's intricate pen-and-ink illustrations, punctuated by brilliant blue and other hues, anchor this clever tale of friendship and ingenuity.
About the Author
Steve Light is the author-illustrator of The Christmas Giant, Zephyr Takes Flight, Have You Seen My Dragon?, and Have You Seen My Monster? He lives in New York City.