"Tells a thoughtful, eco-conscious story with a strong female lead, ideal for kids interested in poetry and adventure." –Kirkus Reviews
"Tilly–tough, daring, and scientifically minded–is a capable heroine with an enviable life at sea." –Publishers Weekly
"A lively, swashbuckling tale of the power of compassion and the difference that one piratess and her crew can make to save an endangered species." –Johannah Barry, President of Galapagos Conservancy
Written in the poetic form of haiku, you are invited to come adventuring with Piratess Tilly, her rescued best friend, a koala named Yuki, and her band of international orphaned brothers in this award-winning picture book. As budding naturalists, they are all too eager for their expedition to the Galapagos Islands! While documenting flora and fauna, they spot baby giant tortoises being kidnapped . . . by pirates! How do Tilly, Yuki and the brothers save the tortoises?
Written in haiku by Elizabeth Lorayne
Illustrated in watercolors by Karen Watson
Click the images to see page samples: 1, 7, 16, and 18 plus the historical biography on Beatrix Potter!
Now includes a glossary and historical biographies on Charles Darwin and Beatrix Potter! Expert contributors include Michael Barton, Stephanie Keep and Dr. Linda Lear.