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Heritage House Publishing Fall 2019

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    Distributor: Heritage Group Distribution Availability: Expected Ship Date: Aug 06, 2019 Carton Quantity: 80 $9.95 CAD
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Scallywag on the Salish Sea
By (author): Sara Cassidy Illustrated by: Mike Deas
Sara Cassidy ,

Illustrated by :

Mike Deas



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Paperback , Trade


Children/juvenile: Interest age, years 7 - 9
Aug 20, 2019
$9.95 CAD


8in x 5.5 x 0.25 in | 200 gr

Page Count:

80 pages
Heritage House
Wandering Fox
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Pirates

A nameless boy finds treasure, courage, and clues to his past in this hilarious high-seas adventure.

The Greasy Lobster, a pirate ship run by the notorious Captain Gallows, is no place for a kid. But when a young orphan arrives on board, the boy has no choice but to take the captain’s orders and get to work gutting fish in the galley. Without family, freedom, or even a name to call his own, the boy’s fate appears to be sealed, until fortune arrives in the least likely (and most disgusting) of places. Can he really turn his luck around in this ship full of thieving pirates, and does one of those pirates hold the key to this mysterious past?

Sara Cassidy is the author of over a dozen books for young readers, including The Great Googlini (named by Kirkus as one of the Best Middle-Grade Books of 2018) and A Boy Named Queen (a Junior Library Guild selection and included on several “Best Books of 2016” lists). Her books have received numerous accolades, starred reviews, and been shortlisted for multiple awards such as the Silver Birch Express, the Chocolate Lily, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award, and the Diamond Willow Award. Her poems and short stories have been published in The Malahat Review, Geist, Fiddlehead, Grain, Qwerty,  Prairie Fire, ottawater, Antigonish Review, and other literary journals. Her feature articles, news stories, columns and reviews have appeared in such places as the Winnipeg Free Press, Halifax Chronicle Herald, Focus Magazine, Times Colonist, The Globe and Mail, Today's Parent, Herizons, CBC Radio, and have won a National Magazine Award (Gold). For more information, visit saracassidywriter.com.

Mike Deas is an illustrator of children’s books and graphic novels, including the Tank and Fizz series (by Liam O’Donnel), Aliens Among Us (by Ian Van Tol), as well as Meet Chris Hadfield and Meet Viola Desmond in the Scholastic Canada Biography series (by Elizabeth Macleod). He grew up with a love of illustrative storytelling and fine-tuned his drawing skills and imagination through Capilano College's Commercial Animation Program. For more information, visit deasillustration.com or follow him on Twitter @deasillos.

  • National, regional and subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage. Targeted media includes: Kirkus, Publishers' Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist, Kid Lit Reviews, Quill & Quire, 49th Shelf Kids, Island Parent, Focus Magazine, Malahat Review, National Post, Globe and Mail, Nikki Tate (CBC reviewer), Times Colonist, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book News, BC Books for BC Schools, Resource Links, CM Magazine
  • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
  • Advertising: ULS, LBI, BC Books for BC Schools, BC BookWorld, Best Books for Kids and Teens
  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements at public libraries (GVPL and VPL) and schools
  • Outreach to subject specific organizations, markets and festivals. Targeted pitches: Victoria Festival of Authors, Vancouver International Writers Festival, Sunshine Coast Festival, Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival, Winnipeg Thin Air Festival, Words on the Water (Campbell River), Nanaimo Festival of the Book, Children's Literature Roundtable (Greater Victoria), BCLA Summer Reading Club
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JUV001020 JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Pirates
JUV013090 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Alternative Family
JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

BISAC Regional Themes North America Canada British Columbia Vancouver Vancouver Island

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"A tale packed to the briny brim with salty humour, delightfully loathsome characters, and a warm-hearted hero."—Aidan Cassie, author of Sterling, Best Dog Ever 

"Vivid and funny and satisfyingly shaped."—John Gould, GillerPrize–shortlisted author of Kilter

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