Jan 11, 2012


Pigaroons by Arthur Geisert
Illustrated by Arthur Geisert
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company

     The Pigaroons are the descendants of Spanish pirates, and like their forefathers they love to steal things.  On the other side of the river, lived the River Patrollers, honest, hardworking, and champions of the yearly ice sculpture contest.  Every year, the River Patrollers would cut out a large block of crystal clear ice from their pond to carve the sculpture for the festival.  But this year, their ice block was stolen overnight by, who else, but the Pigaroons!
     The Pigaroons are good ice sculptures themselves and they create a magnificent carving of Hernando de Soto, the famous Spanish explorer. They are sure they will win the first prize this time.  But on the other side of the river, the River Patrollers are coming up with a very ingenious plan to make sure the Pigaroons don't get away with their crime.
     Arthur Geisert brilliant etchings will captivate readers of all ages who will savour the details that complement the text so perfectly.  Like all his books, Pigaroons is a celebration of ingenuity and creativity. If you haven't seen any of his books, you are seriously missing out!  He's a genius!

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