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The Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate

TitleThe Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMuller, Carrie, Jacqueline Halsey, and Eric Orchard
Number of Pages32
PublisherNimbus Publishing
DescriptorsAdventure; Birds; Colour; English Language; Halifax; Illustrated; Mermaids; Nova Scotia; Picture Book; Pirates

A young, smelly pirate and his only friend, Parrot Polly, sail around Halifax Harbour in search of gold and crackers. Near the island of Big Thrumcap, the pirate encounters a clever mermaid whose riddle leads them to a treasure chest that holds an unexpected surprise. This picture book, written in third person, past tense, includes high-saturation, colour illustrations. Authors Carrie Muller, Jaqueline Halsey, and illustrator Eric Orchard are from Nova Scotia.


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"One day Parrot Polly said to the terrible, horrible, smelly pirate: 'A terrible, horrible, smelly pirate such as yourself should have a hidden treasure.'
      'Shiver me timbers, you be right,' hollered the terrible, horrible, smelly pirate. 'Hoist the mainsail. Haul up the anchor. Unfurl the jobs. It's treasure we be seeking.'
      They searched near and far, here and there, up and down, round and about for one whole soggy afternoon. But they didn't find a single piece of gold" (n.p.).