You Can Find
Pirates and Spooks, Beware!
At Online Booksellers:
Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
Walmart.com and Powells.com of Powell's Books, Portland, Oregon.
Available in Store:
Books to Be Red, North Carolina
Buxton Village Books, North Carolina
Island Bookstore, North Carolina
Kensington Row Bookstore, Maryland
Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum, North Carolina
Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon Museum, South Carolina
Politics and Prose, Washington, DC
St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum, Florida
The Powder Magazine (Museum), South Carolina
Whydah Pirate Museum, Massachusetts
PRAISE for the BOOK
PIrates and Spooks, Beware! is a collection of refreshingly fun, funny, and sometimes rascally poems, sure to delight elementary and middle school readers (and their teachers)!
Pat Talbert Smith, Former Head of St. Francis Episcopal Day School (Potomac, MD)
Although the pirate saying, "dead men tell no tales" may be true, living poet Susan Weiner definitely tells tales of the dead and creepy. Pirates and Spooks, Beware! is her collection of fifteen lively and spine-tingling poems. . . Weiner sends readers sailing through the pages with her witty and wicked tummy-churning words. Each poem is a tale in its own right, featuring dreaded pirates (some stinky and some who battle in ball gowns), alligators, mummies, ocean monsters, mermaids, a ghostly hitchhiker, and a vegetarian cannibal. Bobbie Kogok's enigmatic illustrations draw from the text to add vibrancy and visual context. . . This creative take on pirate lore will surely appeal to rascals and scallywags, who will enjoy attempting to keep a straight face while reading this suite of buoyant poetry.
The Children's Book Review
Pirates and Spooks, Beware! will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to family, elementary school, and community poetry book collections for young readers.
The Midwest Book Review
I recommend this book for anyone interested in the drama and pirates!
Carol Parent, Learning specialist and Former School Administrator
In tackling pirates, Weiner. . . went from writing whimsical and fantastic [to] drawing on history.
The Montgomery County Sentinel