Written by BRIGITA OREL | Illustrated by JENNIE POH
*Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
*Derby Children's Book Awards 2020 shortlist
The gnarled tree on the hill sometimes turns into a pirate ship. A rope serves as an anchor, a sheet as a sail, and Sam is its fearless captain. But one day another sailor approaches, and he’s not from Sam’s street. Can they find something more precious than diamonds and gold? Can they find…friendship?
'A delightfully entertaining read and unreservedly recommended' – Midwest Book Review
'A superb and stylish exploration of what it feels like to be a kid dreaming up your own adventures, made even better when an unexpected friendship develops' – Read It Daddy
'A meaningful tale of how shared imagination can bridge divides and help bring people together in friendship' – The Letterpress Project
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The Pirate Tree is a wonderful uplifting story of a boy called Agu who has moved to the area and is struggling to find any friends. He meets a child called Sam pretending a tree is a pirate ship but unfortunately Sam doesn't want to play with him. That is untill Agu reveals he has been on a ship and can share his experiences of his travel and his homeland. They soon become good friends and their imagination runs away with them.
A beautiful book!
We thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story and the illustration complemented each other very well. The Pirate Tree is a brilliant story about imaginative play, friendship and the expat experience from a child's perceptive
A beautiful tale of friendship. It is encouraging kids to accept things/cultures/people that are different from theirs. Stuning illustrations are just a cherry on the top. 😁
'The Pirate Tree' is a beautiful tale of friendship, acceptance, adventure, and imagination. This story is truly uplifting and relevant for today - it follows girl pirate captain Sam as she meets her new neighbour from Nigeria, Agu! The friendship they form is heartwarming - it encourages children of all ages to be more mindful and open to different cultures and to make friends from different places and cultures! My favourite part was when Agu corrects Sam assumptions about Nigeria - Sam genuinely wants to know more! Also, I adored the eye-catching illustrations. This is a fabulous picture book!