How to Be a Pirate

Isaac Fitzgerald (Author) Brigette Barrager (Illustrator)

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date
March 03, 2020
10.3 X 0.5 X 10.2 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. After making a bunch of cool things for the internet, he now writes books and lives in Brooklyn, New [email protected] (Twitter)@isaac.fitzgerald (Instagram) Brigette Barrager is an award-winning artist, character designer, illustrator and writer of children's books, best known for illustrating the bestselling Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Brigette earned a degree in character animation from the California Institute of the Arts, where she now teaches. She lives and works in Los Angeles with her handsome husband, a grumpy little dog, and two rascally gray [email protected] (Instagram)


"How to Be a Pirate is fabulous! Surprising, funny, and just lovely." --Jacqueline Woodson, bestselling and award-winning author of THE DAY YOU BEGIN and BROWN GIRL DREAMING

"A beautiful, generous, fun collaboration of story and illustration and pirate tattoos. Seriously wise pirate advice for everyone!" --Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

"This is a bighearted book about stories and storytellers, told with wit, flair, and abundant tenderness." --Mac Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

"[This book] exemplifies what children's literature should be, sweet, emotionally generous, and elegant in what it can teach a child. . . . This book is charming as #[email protected]%." --Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author

"Isaac Fitzgerald could've easily named this, HOW TO REMEMBER HOW AWESOME YOU ARE, because that's what this book is. A reminder that every child-pirate is, in fact, a treasure." --Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of ALL AMERICAN BOYS and LONG WAY DOWN

"In Isaac Fitzgerald's wonderfully empowering story, Cece finds the road map to becoming a pirate in her grandfather's tattoos, while Brigette Barrager's illustrations vibrate with energy and joy. How to Be a Pirate is the perfect primer for swashbuckling, and a happy, self-reliant childhood." --Ann Patchett, bestselling author of COMMONWEALTH and LAMBSLIDE

"Have you ever read a story that made you remember how beautiful the world can be? . . . This is the story our children deserve. This is the story our young selves would've loved to read. Thank goodness for Isaac Fitzgerald, who writes for both the brave adults and the brilliant little ones!" --Mahogany L. Browne, author of BLACK GIRL MAGIC and WOKE BABY

"Filled with bright colors, soaring spirits, and a timely feminist message." --Publishers Weekly

"Happily, Fitzgerald's tale is accompanied by the rollicking vibrancy of Barrager's art.... its feminist themes are strong." --Kirkus Reviews

A charismatic story that will delight . . . this is a book readers will want to share with each other. - School Library Connection