The high skies adventures of Blue Jay the pirate

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Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012.
1st ed.
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355 pages : col. ill., col. map ; 21 cm.
Ages 9-13.
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Hoist the Jolly Robin! Fly with a swashbuckling crew as they soar through the air -- and evade danger on the ground -- in search of treasure and lofty adventure. Captain Blue Jay, notorious and feared pirate of the skies, has a fondness for collecting treasure, especially eggs. Unfortunately, sometimes his treasure hatches, and this time the hatchling is the strangest one the Grosbeak has ever seen. No sailor is certain whether the chick is a young god or just an oversized bird who needs too much food, but one thing is clear: the winds over Thrushland are shifting, and dramatic changes are in store for all. Whether outwitting a gang of thieving crows, outrunning murderous fishers and weasels, or rallying Briarloch's beleaguered sparrows, this motley crew must do all they can to stay together and stay alive. And that's just the tip of the bird's feather! Offering a bounty of illustrations and a host of memorable characters -- from an endearing star-nosed mole to an unlikely little warrior with a vendetta -- here is a treasure for anyone who has ever wanted to take to the skies and see where fortune blows.
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Blue Jay and his band of avian pirates sail the skies searching for ships laden with cargo, avoiding run-ins with the dastardly crows, dodging doldrums and bad weather, and evading the long arm of the Colonial army.
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Ages 9-13.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Nash, S. (2012). The high skies adventures of Blue Jay the pirate. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Nash, Scott, 1959-. 2012. The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press.

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Nash, Scott, 1959-, The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2012.

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Nash, Scott. The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2012. Print.

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