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Saturday, November 23
11:00 - 12:00pm


Legendary Newbery Award-winning author Susan Cooper (The Dark is Rising, The Boggart, etc.) and multiple award-winning author/illustrator Steven Kellogg (How Much Is a Million?, Pinkerton, The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash, etc.) will join forces Saturday, November 23 at 11 am at the Shelburne Town Hall, to speak about their new picture book, The Word Pirates, a swashbuckling adventure that celebrates the power of reading.


In the book, Pirate Captain Rottingbones and his crew need breakfast. But these pirates don’t eat, they eat nice, fresh WORDS. When they steal from the Word Wizard while she is telling a story, they’ve gone too far, and her pen proves mightier than the pirates' swords. 

The event, hosted by the Flying Pig Bookstore, is free and open to the public. Space is limited to 125 attendees, so reservations are encouraged at The Flying Pig will offer books for sale and signing. For more information, visit

Event Location

Shelburne Town Hall

The Word Pirates (Hardcover )

  • By Susan Cooper
  • Price: $18.99
  • ISBN 9780823443598
  • Published: Neal Porter Books


5247 Shelburne Rd.,
VT 05482
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