The Pirates' Mixed-up Voyage by Margaret Mahy

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When Lionel Wafer declares himself "captain" and christens his boat The Sinful Sausage, he and his "crew," a parrot and some sea-loving landlubbers, embark on a humorous voyage. By the author of The Dragon of an Ordinary Family.

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Margaret Mahy was born on March 21, 1936 in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She received a B.A. degree from the University of New Zealand. She worked as a nurse, an assistant librarian, and a children's librarian in England and New Zealand. Her first book, A Lion in the Meadow, was published in 1969. She became a full-time author in 1980. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 120 children's books including The Haunting, The Changeover, Memory, A Lion in the Meadow, The Seven Chinese Brothers, and The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate. She won the Esther Glen Award five times, the Carnegie Medal of the British Library Association three times, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Hans Christian Andersen Award, and in 1999, she won the New Zealand Post Children's Book Award in two categories, Picture Book and Supreme Award. She died after a brief illness on July 23, 2012 at the age of 76. Sally Grindley has known she wanted to be a writer her whole life. Sally lives in England with her partner, three boys, two cats, a hamster, a few woodlice, and too many spiders. She has written 38 books. Margaret Chamberlain divides her time between London and Lyme Regis in England. She is the illustrator of many books for children. This is her first book for Walker & Company.
Published January 1, 1983 by Dial. 160 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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PW applauded this ``combination of goofy, good-natured humor, cartoony characters and a convoluted mystery.'' Ages 10-14.

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Spurred on by their dreams of becoming real live pirates, Lionel Wafer and the rest of the staff of Ye Olde Pyratte Shippe Tea Shoppe weigh anchor for the Thousand Islands in order to kidnap wealthy inventor Humbert Cash-Cash and steal his legendary diamond doorknob.

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