author/illustrator: Steve Light
In a young scalawag's first tale of bartering, a peg-legged youngster sets out to help his captain repair his vessel. One button for three teacups. SWAP! Two teacups for four coils of rope. SWAP! And so it goes, until the little swashbuckler secures sails, anchors, a shipís wheel, and more . . . including a happy friend. Steve Lightís intricate pen-and-ink illustrations, punctuated by brilliant blue and other hues, anchor this clever tale of friendship and ingenuity.
An old ship. A sad friend. A button . . . An idea. Letís SWAP!