THE STORY PIRATES
are a nationally respected media and education organization founded in 2004 to celebrate the words, ideas, and stories of young people. They've been featured on NBC Nightly News, TODAY,
and Sesame Street
, and are endorsed by Jon Stewart, Conan O'Brien, John Oliver, and more. Visit storypirates.org for more.
is an award-winning and bestselling writer for young readers. She lives in Red Wing, Minnesota. Visit jacquelinewest.com for more.
is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured in publications around the word, including the Newbury Honor Book The Inquisitor’s Tale
. Visit metahatem.com for more.
“What a fantastically fun way to learn about writing a story!” — Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times
“[A] fantastic, step-by-step guide with prompts, ideas, definitions, and forms for aspiring Edgar winners. West's tale, decorated with Aly's eerie, cartoon art, is well worth reading on its own—the writing manual takes it to a whole other level."—Kirkus Reviews
, starred review
Praise for Stuck in the Stone Age:
STARRED REVIEW "Sarcastic, funny, and entertaining...short (and also funny) instructional lessons on character creation, story setting, plot twists, climax building, and story endings are pitched to pique interest and get the creative juices flowing. Aly's cartoon illustrations will add a giggle or two or three. A must for young writers (even those not interested in sci-fi) and a fab, fun writing manual for writing teachers everywhere."
STARRED REVIEW "This two-for-one tale is as smart as it is entertaining."