Whiskers and the Pieces of Eight
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Pirates may not usually plunder museums for treasure but that is exactly what is going to happen in this pirate tale. When an ancient coin is delivered to Inverness Museum and lands in Kate the Curator's hand, it activates the drop of pirate blood running through her veins. Kate begins turning into Cap'n Kate, assisted by the increasingly sinister Needles, who comes to life from one of the museum's paintings. Who can stop the Jacobite jewels, Viking valuables and other wonderful treasures from being loaded onto a ghostly pirate ship? The only hope seems to lie with Whiskers, the water vole, who comes to life from the Freshwater Display, but he is being hunted by Talons, the tawny owl. Detailed black and white illustrations bring the story to life. Glossary included to explain tricky words.



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Date de parution 05 juin 2015
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9781910280171
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 2 Mo

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Text copyright 2014 Pauline Mackay Illustrations copyright 2014 Dylan Gibson
The right of Pauline Mackay to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publishers.
Published in Scotland in 2015 by Ablekids Press Ltd, 46 Ballifeary Road, Inverness, IV3 5PF
Epub ISBN: 978-1-910280-17-1 Mobi ISBN: 978-1-910280-18-8
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A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library
To Cait, whose wonderful enthusiasm brought this story into existence and who is herself, without doubt, a treasure.
Ahoy, matey!
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Treasure Trove of Words for Scurvy Scallywags
Needles Shanty
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Ahoy, matey!
My parents were immigrants who left home to live and work in London. This was hard for our family. Sometimes we felt lost and alone, far from all the things which told the story of who we were and where we came from - landscape, art, music, history and language.
To make us feel better, we went looking for new stories. Often, we went to museums. I remember my first one, the Victoria and Albert - a palace of the past. As a child of lost place parents , I still recall the feeling I had when I stepped into its galleries. I looked at all the delights: every case, every exhibit, and I gasped: This is all mine! And it was .
Today, I am lucky enough to work in a museum. I have the chance to share my first museum excitement with visitors; to see their faces as they step into an incredible adventure; to guide them round a walk-in treasure chest. Treasure! Does that mean pirate s gold?
Museums collect all sorts of items. Some are priceless. Many of these precious treasures have grown valuable over time. Perhaps no other example remains in existence or their value lies in helping us understand how people once lived.
Some examples of the objects, specimens and archives that can be found in a museum are: jewellery and coins; preserved animals (taxidermy), some of which may now be extinct; fossils of long-dead species, such as dinosaurs; paintings and books; weapons and tools.
So remember, when you visit a museum, you are answering a special invitation to discover its treasures and to understand their real value and importance. And don t forget that we share this treasure - our knowledge about the past, stories of people s lives and information about the natural world. It is all ours!
Cait McCullagh Curator - Collections Engagement Inverness Museum

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