Synopses & Reviews
Reading everything he can after learning how to read, young Edward finds his imagination soaring and particularly enjoys adventure stories, and one day he wakes up to find himself surrounded by pirates.
"Both spirited and merry, this cleverly plotted homage to the pure joy of reading will be proof of the dictum that one book opens another." Publishers Weekly
"This is a picture book that should sell any youngster on the adventurous joys of reading." Chlidren's Literature
"[A] great read-aloud as it encourages children to read and discover the fun and adventure in books." School Library Journal
"This is a wonderful adventure on the high seas of a child's imagination, with an accomplished pen-and-ink artist showing himself equally proficient in chiaroscuro in deep-toned, textured acrylics." Kirkus Reviews
Once Edward has learned to read, books and his vivid imagination provide him with great adventures.
About the Author
David McPhail has been a passionate artist since the age of two. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and began illustrating books for children in 1972. Since then he has created dozens of beloved books, including the celebrated Mole Music, which was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, the bestselling If You Were My Bunny, Edward and the Pirates, Lost! and Drawing Lessons from a Bear. He lives in New Hampshire.