How I Became a Pirate
In this New York Times bestseller illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator David Shannon, a boy sets off on a pirate adventure--with surprising results!
When Braid Beard's pirate crew invites Jeremy Jacob to join their voyage, he jumps right on board. Buried treasure, sea chanteys, pirate curses--who wouldn't go along?
Soon Jeremy Jacob knows all about being a pirate. He throws his food across the table and his manners to the wind. He hollers like thunder and laughs off bedtime. It's the heave-ho, blow-the-man-down, very best time of his life. But then Jeremy Jacob finds out what pirates don't do. . . .
Caldecott Honor illustrator David Shannon teams up with Melinda Long for a hilarious look at the finer points of pirate life. Shiver me timbers--it's a pirate adventure!
How I Became a Pirate is a swashbuckling adventure with fantastically silly illustrations.
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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.
--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."
"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)