'Shiver me timbers!' Pirate Jed is not happy...
Imagine a pirate who feels seasick all the time. That's Pirate Jed. He's fed up with bobbing around on the rollicking, rolling sea and packs up his pirate paraphernalia to go and look for a new home. His adventures take him on a long and winding journey where he ends up helping out lots of others who need help - his pirate hat is the perfect nest for a homeless bird, his cutlass frees a tangled sheep and his handkerchief is a bandage for a dog's poorly leg - and they all join Jed in his search for a new home. Finally they meet Farmer Ted who is fed up with life on dry land and so he and Jed decide to swap. So, with a cheeriyo-ho-ho, Pirate Jed has a perfect new home!
Harriet (Harry) Ferguson is engaged to be married...unhappily so. All she truly wants is a forever home, something she has never had. On a visit to her fiance's mother in Southeastern Arizona, she stops by a museum on historic Fort Huachuca, an Army post dating to the late 1800s, where the wax figure of a handsome Cavalry soldier captures her imagination-so much so that she can't resist touching the figure. Lieutenant Daniel Thorn's duties at Fort Huachuca involve chasing renegade Apaches and Mexican bandits. One night while on a mission to rescue stolen horses, Daniel's duties are expanded to include the rescue of a young woman who mysteriously falls into his desert campsite. Given that Miss Ferguson does not appear to understand where she is or what has happened to her, Daniel suspects amnesia, and takes her to the fort surgeon. But Harry doesn't have amnesia. She remembers fully well where she was when she must have traveled in time. And she remembers Daniel, her wax figure somehow come to life. Can a modern-day woman like Harry find a forever home in the late 1800s? Can Daniel, a nineteenth-century Cavalry soldier, finally come to believe that Harry has lost not her memory, but her heart? That she has traveled 130 years into the past for him?
Generations of children have followed this furry, lovable bunny on his journey to find a home. A family favorite since 1956, Margaret Wise Brown's simple yet playful tale is beautifully complemented by Garth Williams's exquisite artwork.
"From the Hardcover Library Binding edition."
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