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  • Sterling Publishing Rufus Goes to Sea - Hardcover
  • Sterling Publishing Rufus Goes to Sea - Hardcover

Rufus Goes to Sea - Hardcover

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Ashland author Kim Griswell's book about a Pirate Pig named Rufus is our favorite pirate book for ages 3 and up. Ahoy matey!

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Ahoy—Pirate Pig on board! What does a book-loving pig like Rufus do when school's out for summer? He turns to his favorite stories for inspiration, of course! And before long, he's dreaming of days filled with adventure and nights under blankets of stars.

It's the pirate life for him, matey. But Captain Wibblyshins says NO PIGS ON PIRATE SHIPS! After all, pigs get tangled in the rat lines, they picnic in the crow's nest, and worst of all, they even wipe their chins with the Jolly Roger. Can Rufus convince the Captain that he's no landlubber swine? And could his ticket to piratehood be . . . reading?

Kids will love seeing Rufus conquer new worlds in this delightful follow-up to the popular Rufus Goes to School.

Publish Date: April 2015, Sterling Publishing

EAN: 9781454910527

Hardcover: 32 pages, 10.3" x 10.3". Ages 3 and up.

Author: Kim T. Griswell lives in Ashland Oregon, and spends her days developing and editing children’s books. Kim spent six years as coordinating editor of Highlights for Children and three more years as a Senior Editor for Highlights’ trade book publisher, Boyds Mills Press. Kim has taught writing workshops all over the country, including for the Highlights Foundation. She has published hundreds of short stories, articles, and columns in magazines and books. Kim is the author of two previous picture books about our intrepid pink hero: Rufus Goes to School and Rufus Goes to Sea (both published by Sterling and both Oregon Book Awards finalists). Kim is available for interviews. Visit her at, and on twitter at @kimgriswell.
Illustrator: Valeri Gorbachev emigrated from his native Ukraine to the US in 1991, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has written and/or illustrated more than 50 children's books, including the first two Rufus stories, Rufus Goes to School and Rufus Goes to Sea (Sterling), as well as Turtle's Penguin Day and The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning (both Knopf).


books / ocean / pigs / pirates / reading / sea / ships / summer
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