"An eye-pleasing picture book that offers a winning mix of adventure, science, and poetry, with a strong heroine who invites readers to view the world as a place of natural wonder" –Kirkus Reviews
"Piratess Tilly is a swashbuckling heroine in a charming tale of scientific adventure!" –Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Ph.D. Director, Easter Island Statue Project
Written in the poetic form of haiku and illustrated in watercolors, this exciting tale invites you again to come adventuring with budding naturalist Piratess Tilly, captain of research ship Foster. Yuki, her rescued koala friend, and her crew of orphaned international boys are on their way to the most remote island in the world, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), where Piratess Tilly will dive to study the local fish. While exploring the myserteous monolithic statues and ruins, they happen upon a smuggling of sooty tern eggs by pirates! Can Piratess Tilly, Yuki and the brothers safely save the eggs?
Written in haiku by Elizabeth Lorayne
Illustrated in watercolors by Karen Watson
Click the images to see page samples: 1, 3, 13, and 17 plus the historical biography on Charles Darwin.
Includes a glossary and historical biographies on Charles Darwin and Katherine Routledge! Expert contributors include Michael Barton, Stephanie Keep and Dr. Jo Anne Van Tilburg.