________________ CM . . . . Volume XIX Number 6 . . . . October 12, 2012

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The Pirate Girl’s Treasure: An Origami Adventure.

Peyton Leung. Illustrated by Hilary Leung.
Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2012.
32 pp., hardcover, $19.95.
ISBN 978-1-55453-660-3.

Kindergarten-grade 3 / Ages 5-8.

Review by Inderjit Deogun.

**˝ /4

excerpt:

She climbed up along the main ridge of the mountain, and though it was steep and treacherous, she made it all the way to the top.

Resting at the summit, she paused to look at the land below. She could see all the way to the sea, where the treasure island was marked with a big black X on the map. Her spirits buoyed, the pirate girl climbed down the other side of the mountain.

When she reached the bottom, the pirate girl gazed up in awe at the grand mountain that had offered such an amazing view.

 

internal artThe pirate girl is no ordinary girl. Instead, just like her grandfather, she has sailed the seven seas and delights in any new adventure. That’s precisely why, when the pirate girl receives a mysterious letter from her grandfather, she’s ready to set off without a moment’s hesitation.

     The Pirate Girl’s Treasure dares to break the mold of what a picture book can be by incorporating a new medium – Origami. As the story unfolds, Peyton and Hilary Leung weave the steps to not only make a paper-folding boat but also transform it into a T-shirt. The addition of origami works to give the story greater dimension by giving young readers the opportunity to become active participants. Furthermore, The Pirate Girl’s Treasure leaves young girls with the encouraging words that they, too, are “brave and capable” to go on their very own adventures.

Recommended.

Inderjit Deogun is a poet in Mississauga, ON.

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