Pirate's Perfect Pet
Written by Beth Ferry • Candlewick Press, 2016.
2016 CYBIL Award Nominee
Captain Crave could be the perfect pirate, if only he had the perfect pet. But what animal could be his true soul matey?
Pirates lived in olden times, right? Well, since Beth Ferry wrote a pet store into her story, I thought it would be fun to have the pirates come ashore on modern South Beach, Florida. This also helps to make them seem all the more clueless. Setting it in modern times also let me put a crew member in bunny slippers and a pink bathrobe. (They didn't have bunny slippers in the sixteenth century, right?)
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