How I Became a Pirate

By Melinda Long
Pirates have green teeth--when they have any teeth at all. I know about pirates, because one day, when I was at the beach building a sand castle and minding my own business, a pirate ship sailed into view.So proclaims Jeremy Jacob, a boy who joins Captain Braid Beard and his crew in this witty look at the finer points of pirate life by the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator David Shannon and the storyteller Melinda Long. Jeremy learns how to say "scurvy dog," sing sea chanteys, and throw food . . . but he also learns that there are no books or good night kisses on board: "Pirates don't tuck." A swashbuckling adventure with fantastically silly, richly textured illustrations that suit the story to a T.


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"Shannon's illustrations... are a page-turning glory. Long's clever and spirited text leaves other pirate books in the bilge."




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Publisher Harcourt Children's Books
Publish date 09/20/2003
Pages 32
ISBN-13 9780152018481
ISBN-10 0152018484
Language English

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