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Baltazar and the Flying Pirates

Grab a seat, Mateys!

Written by Oliver Chin, Illustrated by Justin Roth

"It was a real treat to join Baltazar on his swashbuckling adventures with some high-spirited pirates! The illustrations fit perfectly with this story's characters and draw readers into this amazingly animated world."
- Shirley Ly, Los Angeles Public Library

"Baltazar and the Flying Pirates takes both the parent and child on a fantastic visual adventure."
- David Derrick, artist, DreamWorks Feature Animation

San Francisco, California- September 15, 2009 - Immedium, Inc. proudly announces the publication of the children's picture book Baltazar and the Flying Pirates. Written by Oliver Chin and illustrated by Justin Roth, this tale appeals to kids who love the boundless excitement of theme parks and the timeless allure of pirates.

Ages ago, Greybeard hid his treasure chest from his fellow swashbucklers. Ever since, the beautiful Captain and her infamous Corsairs have searched for it but their map missed the key piece. Tonight Redlocks recruits Greybeard's descendant, young Baltazar, to help locate the long lost riches.

The boy points the way, but now the bustling amusement park "Treasure Island" sits atop the buried booty. So join the crew of the flying Cutlass on a wild roller coaster to discover where "X" marks the spot, and whether Baltazar and his mates can strike pay dirt before their tickets expire!

The Savvy Source for Parents commented, "Pirates are the dinosaurs of this preschool generation…pirates really seem to spark something in these little imaginations." Colorfully illustrated in the style of an animated film, this tongue-in-cheek adventure features a legendary cast that includes Hook, Long John Silver, and Black Bart. With fond memories of summer vacations, pirate lovers of all ages will enjoy this ultimate joy ride.

$15.95 USA, Children's Picture Book, ISBN: 978-1-59702-018-3, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2, 36 pages
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About Immedium

Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and "multimedia" world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children's books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.

About the Authors

Oliver Chin has written the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, and the children's books Welcome to Monster Isle, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought, The Adventures of WonderBaby, and other books. His family lives in San Francisco, CA.

Justin Roth is a professional illustrator, animator and designer, who has animated TV series for Nickelodeon, Disney, and 4Kids Entertainment, and commercials for the advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi. He lives in New York, NY.