Spin to Survive: Pirate Peril: Decide your destiny with a pop-out fortune spinner (Hardcover)
Your father, the good-hearted pirate Captain Samuel Swift, has entrusted you with his cutlass and the tattered map leading to his buried treasure. But this is the Caribbean in the 18th century; danger is on the horizon, just below the surface, and perhaps even on board your very own ship...
Will you head out to search for the treasure, sign on with a crew of pirate-hunters, or embark on the riskiest course of all: joining forces with the pirates who betrayed your father?
With your trusty Survival Spinner (included), make your choice and spin to survive. Flip back and forth through the book as you play through a new adventure with every read, where each scenario might lead to certain death, fame and fortune, or any number of unexpected surprises. On every page, explore a lawless world where ruthless colonizers clash with oceanic outlaws and loyalty is bought for a few pieces of eight. Discover tips for surviving at sea, and put the story in context with historical facts and illustrations.
Play your way past a barrage of dangers as you fight to survive, facing off against hurricanes, sharks, cannon-fire, and cut-throats. Prepare for adventure... the journey is bound to be stormy!
Once a children’s book editor, Emily Hawkins is now a full-time author. Her work has been featured on the New York Times bestseller list (Oceanology, 2009) as well as winning the Children’s Travel Book of the Year Award (Atlas of Animal Adventures, 2016). Along with her background in children’s non-fiction Emily has a strong interest in myth, folklore and storytelling. In 2020 she wrote A Natural History of Fairies, which has been translated into twelve languages, selling more than 100,000 copies worldwide. Emily holds a first-class English degree from Nottingham University, and lives in Winchester, UK.
R. Fresson makes illustrations that nod to the past. She hand-draws in pen and ink, then colours digitally, inspired by the print processes of early 20th century comics and magazines. Her line-work is lodged in the ligne-claire style, made famous by Hergé, Joost Swarte, Bob de Moor and Theo van den Boogaard among many others. Humour is an important aspect to R. Fresson’s work and she continues to develop a witty practice with a dextrous vintage aesthetic, working with clients including the New York Times, Monocle, The Guardian, GQ and The New Yorker.