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The Pirate's Eye

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
After losing his glass eye, pirate Captain Black is at a loss. Not far away, Sandpiper, a pauper, finds a shiny, round object in the road. Peering through what appears to be a glass marble, Sandpiper is amazed by what he sees.

What is a glass eye without its pirate? And what is a pirate without his glass eye? Sandpiper is about to find out—but danger looms, for Captain Bla
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 2nd 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Apr 14, 2009 Jason rated it liked it
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This book didn't blow me away, but there's something about it... Maybe I like the idea of an unlikely friendship formed via really unlikely means. I liked that the setting was timless (of course there was a public library). And I guess I just like a story that revolves around the adventures of a glass eye. And now that I've written that down, I think that's my primary reason for liking this book. 3 1/2 stars.
Nov 04, 2012 Teacher. rated it really liked it
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For older students. The story is intriguing, how a pirate and a 'sand fiddler' connect their lives and learn from each other. The storytelling wasn't very natural, it just lacked finesse. That being said, I did enjoy the book and would recommend it for grades 3 to 5.
Aug 11, 2010 Heather rated it it was amazing
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Such magical imagination! A beautiful story of changing one's perspective on the world and the importance of empathy.
Mar 13, 2009 Kristen rated it it was amazing
good story line, creative and somewhat odd--might freak the kids out depending on tolerance and age.
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Oct 27, 2012 Amanda Day rated it really liked it
Cute story about a pirate who lost his eye and the journey both he and his eye had.
interesting story but I couldn't share this one with preschool
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Robert Priest has written plays, songs, picture books, and poetry for young readers. His critically acclaimed fantasy novel Knights of the Endless Day was compared to the Narnia Chronicles. The first novel in the Spell Crossed series is The Paper Sword. He lives in Toronto.
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