Grunchgirdl’es World of Curiosities perched at the end of the rickety Little Pilchton pier, like a jackdaw on a branch … Besides Sheba, the other attractions were a stuffed squirrel with a carp’s tail sewn where its legs should be (“the world’s only true mermaid!”) and a two-headed lamb called Flossy.
Middle Grade Carousel is a series of monthly challenges for lovers and readers of middle grade books. Our theme for October is…
Haunting the Bookshelf
Something’s sneaking around the shelves. A book bumped off the shelf… a giggle from the reading nook… there’s something strange in the library, and it’s not us!
“Walk the plank,” says Pirate Jim.
“But Captain Jim, I cannot swim.”
“Then you must steer us through the gale.”
“But Captain Jim, I cannot sail.”
“Then down with the galley slaves you go.”
“But Captain Jim, I cannot row.”
“Then you must be the pirate’s clerk.”
“But Captain Jim, I cannot work.”
“Then a pirate captain you must be.”
“Thank you, Jim,” says Captain Me.
Pirate Captain Jim
Can you spot a parrot on the cover of other MG titles? Add to our collection in the comments!