Ned the Knitting Pirate by Diana Murray

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Ned can be viewed as a bender of gender stereotypes with great appeal to all. Cast on, cast off, and set sail for a great yarn.
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The crew of the pirate ship the Rusty Heap are a fearsome bunch! They're tougher than gristle and barnacle grit. They heave and they ho and they swab and they . . . knit?

Well, one of them does, at least! Unfortunately for Ned, his knitting doesn't go over well with the captain and crew. They urge him to hide his hobby and strive to be scurvier, like pirates should be. But when the briny ocean beast shows up to feast on the Rusty Heap and its crew, maybe Ned's knitting is just the ticket to save the day!

From author Diana Murray and illustrator Leslie Lammle comes the delightfully salty tale of Ned the Knitting Pirate, a boy whose love for yarn and appliqué just doesn't quite let him fit in, but makes him stand out in the best way, instead. With their appealing angle on individuality, Murray's hilarious characters and Lammle's bright illustrations are sure to win over even the most reluctant landlubber.

 

About Diana Murray

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Diana Murray is an award-winning poet and picture book author. She is also a novice knitter who hopes to complete her first scarf one day, but nothing thrills her more than weaving a story! Diana grew up in New York City and currently lives in a nearby suburb with her rugged husband, two children, and a motley crew of pets. dianamurray.comLeslie Lammle is a Canadian born picture book author and illustrator. Her illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and various magazines. Leslie works out of her kitchen, surrounded by drawings of potential new characters for new books, and is always testing out stories on neighborhood kids. leslielammle.com.
 
Published August 23, 2016 by Roaring Brook Press. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Ned can be viewed as a bender of gender stereotypes with great appeal to all. Cast on, cast off, and set sail for a great yarn.

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