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The Old Pirate of Central Park

by Robert Priest

Paperback, 32 pages

Published by HMH Books for Young Readers (2008-05-05)

List Price: $6.95

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Amazon Description

In this wonderfully quirky story, two stubborn souls - a retired pirate and a retired queen - do battle in the sailboat pond in Central Park. Inspired by memories of his past, the Old Pirate has built a marvelous replica of his sailing ship, the Laughing Dog. But when he takes it to the park to launch it in the pond, he finds the waters are not so friendly - the S.S. Uppity Duchess is unwilling to share the seas and takes aim at the Laughing Dog. Who will rule the waves in this offbeat tale of high-seas adventure and friendship found in New York City?

One Potato Review

A battle for the ages: the Laughing Dog versus the S.S. Uppity Duchess in Central Park’s model boat pond. The Queen and the Pirate actually call a truce when this starts to get hairy, little cannonballs flying up the avenues. No real hostility here, but habits - and codes - prove unbreakable. Good times. 

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