Carrie Clickard Illustrated by
June 1, 2012 /978-1936261123
by Jan Fields
Calamity Barrett comes from a pirate family, but she's much more
at home in a book than a barge. Her lack of pirate skills seems
to mess up everything, until a scary sea serpent goes after the
ship. With her hero status firmly in place, Victricia can finally
find her place -- a place that changes her family forever. The rollicking
rhyme tells the tale of Victricia with humor and plenty of lively
action. And the message of the book in honoring everyone's special
gifts and dreams was explored without a hint of lecture or nag.
The bright illustrations are so full of action that children will
return to pore over them time after time. I particularly enjoyed
the end pieces with line drawings that show us the parts of a ship
in the front and an appealing "treasure" map at the end.
For little pirate lovers, this book is worth a three-argh salute!