Children's Book: A Pirate's Quest

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A Pirates Quest Children's Book

A Pirate's Quest (for his family heirloom peg leg) is the tale of a one-legged pirate and his quest to find a very special peg leg.  The peg leg is a family heirloom, which was passed down from his grandpappy to his pappy to him.  And he loses it on a tiny lake far from the sea. To find the leg, he must follow the moving water, from lakes to rivers and eventually out to the ocean.  He braves stormy weather, searches mangrove forests and swims along coral reefs. It is a story about never giving up. Laura and Robert Sams are the authors of the book, which was inspired by The Peg Leg Song from their movie

Over 50 Oil Paintings

Heiner Hertling and Robert Sams as a Pirate

Heiner Hertling painted over 50 original oil paintings for the book. He started with sketches, and then Robert Sams posed as a pirate to be the the model for the pages. Robert wore the same costume featured in the movie The Riddle in a Bottle.

sample Pages filled with wild animals

awards

I bought A Pirate’s Quest almost a week ago as a surprise for my three and a half year old son. Since then he has become a bit obsessed with it. It is the only story he wants at night and he talks about it all day. He loves the story and beautiful pictures and I love furthering his knowledge of the natural world and getting to use a pirate voice. My son loves most books, but he has never had a reaction like this before and I have never been moved to actually write a fan letter. Thanks for such a phenomenal book. It is bound to become a classic.
— Amy M., Parent, Nebraska

Craft Books for Adults

By Shawn Bowman, Photographs by Laura Sams and Robert Sams, from Andrews McMeel Publishing

By Shawn Bowman, Photographs by Laura Sams and Robert Sams, from Andrews McMeel Publishing

by Shawn Bowman, Photography by Laura Sams and Robert Sams, from Andrews McMeel Publishing

by Shawn Bowman, Photography by Laura Sams and Robert Sams, from Andrews McMeel Publishing

Photography

Laura and Robert worked with the crafty and talented Shawn Bowman to create these two craft books. Crafters and mischief lovers alike will love Criminal Crafts, a book with 30 projects revolving around notorious criminals and their activities. From John Dillinger's soap gun to Bonnie Parker's gunshot poetry journal, readers will find themselves both amused and intrigued with the devious creativity. Not to mention how impressed party guests will be when they show up to Flaming Amy cocktails and cocktail bars stashed in violin cases. And just wait until you show off your shiv cozy! From the practical to the classically kitsch, Criminal Crafts are art projects readers will love.