How I Became a Pirate

Melinda Long (Author) David Shannon (Illustrator)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
September 01, 2003
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.6 X 0.39 X 11.32 inches | 0.94 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780152018481

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About the Author

MELINDA LONG is a teacher and the author of the award-winning bestseller How I Became a Pirate. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
David Shannon has written and illustrated numerous award winning picture books including Duck on a Bike, the Caldecott Honor Book No David!, How I Learned to be a Pirate, and Good Boy Fergus. He is also one of the collaborative illustrators in Jon Scieszka's Trucktown series. David lives with his wife and his daughter in Los Angeles.

Reviews

"Caldecott Honor-winner Shannon spices up this spirited pirate tale with vivid, appropriately zany acrylics."
--Child Magazine (09/01/2003)
"Long's dry, tongue-in-cheek humor serves as an ideal springboard for Shannon's gleefully madcap illustrations."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) (07/07/2003)
"Shannon's illustrations... are a page-turning glory. Long's clever and spirited text leaves other pirate books in the bilge."
-- (09/07/2003)
"Readers will be blown away by this rowdy gang, depicted in richly robust, humorous paintings."
--School Library Journal (11/20/2003)
"A roaring good read."
--Teaching K-8 (09/01/2003)