How I Became a Pirate

Author(s): Melinda Long

Second Hand Children's Picture Books

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.


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"Shannon''s illustrations... are a page-turning glory. Long''s clever and spirited text leaves other pirate books in the bilge."

General Fields

  • : 9780152018481SECA
  • : Harcourt Trade Publishers
  • : Harvest Books
  • : 0.42
  • : September 2003
  • : 286mm X 235mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Melinda Long
  • : Hardback
  • : David Shannon
  • : English
  • : [E]
  • : 44
  • : colour illustrations