“Shiver me timbers! Climb aboard for a seagoing yarn with plenty of heart. Dianne de Las Casas and John Couret know that a school hallway can be as frightening as a lagoon full of bull sharks. But with a good map, a brave heart, and a crew of loyal friends, you can find treasure in the most unlikely places. A must-read for swashbucklers and landlubbers alike!”
– Eric A. Kimmel, author of Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, Caldecott Honor book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, and over 130 award-winning children’s books
NEW! CAPTAIN DEADEYE: THE BULLY SHARK, A CHAPTER BOOK!
Dianne de Las Casas’ NEWEST book co-authored with John Couret is Captain Deadeye: The Bully Shark, illustrated by the talented Stefan Jolet. It is coming soon as part of an anti-bully pirate chapter book series! John is bullied at school by a boy named Shark. Because of John’s lazy eye, Shark gives him the nickname “Deadeye John.” To cheer him up, John’s mom sends him on a treasure hunt, where he finds a chest full of goodies. He reaches inside and pulls out an eye patch and a pirate hat. He becomes “Captain Deadeye, Master of the Seven Seas.” Through his pirate adventures battling a raging storm; facing his nemesis, Captain Blackheart; and confronting a monstrous bull shark, he finds the courage to make a new friend and stand up to his real-life bully at school.