- Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 1991
- Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 1991
Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443113083 Paperback
32 Pages | 10.03" x 8.27" | Ages 5 to 8
Because her noodle pudding is so delicious, a band of pirates kidnaps Grandma and her parrot, Oliver. When her granddaughter Melissa tries to save them, she gets captured too. Life aboard the pirate ship isn't so bad - Grandma makes lots of noodle puddings and Melissa helps to sail the ship. But the pirates are mean and nasty. At last Melissa comes up with a plan: they'll stop trying to get away from the pirates, and let the pirates get away from them.
Join Grandma, Melissa and Oliver for a rollicking adventure as they take to the high seas with three hungry, savage pirates.
Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 1991
Shortlist, Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, 1991
"Gilman's action-packed illustrations provide a perfect counterpoint to her exuberant text." -Quill & Quire
"Phoebe Gilman not only knows a good story, she knows how to write it well and draw it superbly." -Canadian Children's Literature
"[F]ull of hyperbole and humour - the kind of story that provokes the response: 'Read it again, please?'" -CM
"[C]ertain to become a classic for young Canadian children, and a favourite gift from grandmothers." -Canadian Book Review Annual
"This rollicking adventure of a feisty grandmother and grand-daughter who are captured by pirates has everything a good yarn should: humour, suspense, a happy ending, and a heroine who uses her head." -Today's Parent