Captain Beastlie's Pirate Party

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$15.99  $14.87
Candlewick Press (MA)
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9.2 X 11.6 X 0.4 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Lucy Coats worked as a children's editor and bookseller before turning to full-time writing, and is the author of more than twenty-five titles for all ages. She lives in the countryside with her husband, two children, three lunatic dogs, and ten thousand assorted books.

Chris Mould went to art school at the age of sixteen. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have had on his shelf as a boy. He is married with two children and lives in Yorkshire.


There's a lot to enjoy in Coats' sea-worthy language ("Scupper me sardines!") and funny story. Mould's acrylic art makes for a clever complement, racking up the ewws but never going too far. The book is beautifully (read: disgustingly) detailed on every page. If you're going to select only one revolting, repulsive pirate book, this is arrrr-guably the best.
--Kirkus Reviews

Captain Beastlie is delightfully gross and gruff, and the vibrant cartoon illustrations provide additional humor through revolting details and a visual subplot revealing the crew's stealthy, behind-the-scenes party preparations. Seaworthy interjections and appropriate shipboard insults spice up the deft and witty narrative, keeping readers and listeners engaged. Perfect for reading aloud, this is a fun and worthy addition to the perennially popular preschool pirate canon.
--Booklist Online