The Gingerbread Pirates

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.1 X 11.42 X 0.42 inches | 1.18 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763632236

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About the Author

Kristin Kladstrup is the author of the middle-grade novel The Book of Story Beginnings. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

Matt Tavares is the illustrator of Lady Liberty, by Doreen Rappaport; Iron Hans: A Grimms' Fairy Tale, retold by Stephen Mitchell; Jack and the Beanstalk, retold by E. Nesbit; and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. He has also written and illustrated three books inspired by baseball: Mudball, Oliver's Game, and Zachary's Ball. He lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

Reviews

Swashbuckling gusto and a poignant finish should make this a new favorite.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Large in scale and dramatic in effect, watercolor-and-gouache paintings create believable settings, sometimes seen from unusual perspectives, and sympathetically portray the characters, especially the pirates, whose icing-sugar mouths and eyes are surprisingly expressive.
--Booklist

An exciting story and full-page, dramatically composed paintings depicting harrowing adventures with a mouse, a cat, and the crew imprisoned in a cookie jar make this a good holiday read-aloud.
--School Library Journal

Captain Cookie's quest to rescue his crew from their cookie-jar imprisonment is not without peril, and humorous obstacles abound...Tavares's vivid watercolor and gouache paintings dramatize Kladstrup's lively text with vigor in this imaginative adventure story.
--The Horn Book

Cookie's-eye-view illustrations and a story enlivened with dialogue make this boy's version of the nutcracker sparkle.
--Foreword

Kladstrup makes the most of the adventurous possibilities, while Tavares's sumptuous full-bleed spreads and spot illustrations play with a cookie's-eye perspective.
--Shelf Awareness

An adventurous, hilarious story that brims with the magic of Christmas...pure delight.
--Kendal Rautzhan's Books to Borrow, Books to Buy

An imaginative kid-pleaser.
--News Tribune

Red and green dominate Tavares' bold illustrations, making this one of the most festive
Christmas books.
--St. Paul Pioneer Press