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Description - Swap! by Steve Light

From the award-winning creator of Have You Seen My Dragon? and Have You Seen My Monster? comes a broken-down ship, a loose button and a little pirate's brilliant idea: Let's SWAP!

A broken-down ship. A loose button. An idea: Let's SWAP! In this first book of bartering and mental arithmetic from the acclaimed author/illustrator of Have You Seen My Dragon? and Have You Seen My Monster?, a pint-sized pirate sets out to help a sea captain repair his decrepit vessel. One button for three teacups. SWAP! Two teacups for four coils of rope. SWAP! And so it goes, until the little swashbuckler - through simple sums - secures sails, anchors, a ship's wheel, and more... But can he really barter his way to a nifty new ship for the captain in need? Steve Light's exquisite, intricate pen-and-ink illustrations, punctuated with brilliant blue, anchor this clever tale of commerce, ingenuity and friendship.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781406367768
ISBN-10: 1406367761
Format: Hardback
(248mm x 277mm x 8mm)
Pages: 40
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steve Light

Steve Light is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including The Christmas Giant, Zephyr Takes Flight, Have You Seen My Dragon? and Have You Seen My Monster?. About Swap!, he says: "I love the idea of trading something small, like a button, to acquiring great fortune. Maybe it's because I grew up rummaging for treasure in flea markets." Steve lives in New York City with his wife and cat. Find him online at and on Twitter as @SteveLight.

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