It’s Cal and Annie’s first day at their new school. Cal is terrified that his little sister is going to tell the other children at school the family secret – that their dad is a pirate. All goes well to begin with, but as the day progresses, the news soon gets out!
• Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts.
• Text type - A story with a familiar setting.
• The excitement chart on pages 46 and 47 can be used to support an oral recount of the events of the story.