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Prince Noah and the School Pirates


Illustrated by Heike Sistig

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In this sequel to The Prince Who Was Just Himself, Prince Noah goes to school – on a sailing ship! Through their adventures on the high seas, Prince Noah and the other children learn that everyone has something to contribute.


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About The Book

It’s time for young Prince Noah to go to school. The prince, who starred in the book The Prince Who Was Just Himself, may be a little slower than other students, but he has no less joy in learning. In his kingdom, children go to school on sailing ships. There is a ship for girls and one for boys. There is a ship for children with an eye patch, a ship for children with one leg, and a ship for children who are slower learners. No one knows why there are so many different ships, but it has always been that way.

Then a terrible storm drives the ships into the hands of pirates. The boys and girls realize that they will only escape if everyone does what he or she does best. Through their adventures, they learn that diversity makes us strong and that every person has something to teach us.

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This delightfully illustrated fairy tale instills appreciation for children with Down syndrome and other developmental challenges, making it a valuable aid for teaching tolerance in the home or classroom.

About the author: Silke Schnee is a journalist and works as a television producer for a public broadcaster in Cologne, Germany. She is married and has three sons. Her youngest son Noah was born in July 2008 with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome).

About the illustrator: Heike Sistig studied art and special education, and is also a trained art therapist. She works as an editor for children’s television programs. Ms. Sistig has illustrated several children’s books, and has independently exhibited her work as a freelance artist. She lives with her family in Cologne, Germany.

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