Pirate Princess

By Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
(HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780061142420, 40pp.)

Publication Date: May 2012

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Description

Princess Bea isnt like other princessesshe prefers pirate ships above tea parties, the salty sea over silly dolls. But whats a landlocked princess to do?

Ahoy, Captain Jack to the rescue! When the captain offers Bea a place aboard his ship, its a dream come trueuntil shes put to work swabbing the decks and making dinner for the crew. Can a princess like Bea put her royal gifts to work and make the pirates see that shes seaworthy after allor will they make her walk the plank?

Pirate Princess is a raucous tale of girl power on the high seas, from author Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and illustrator Jill McElmurry.




About the Author
Sudipta Bardhan has written many picture books including "Tightrope Poppy, the High-Wire Pig", illustrated by Sarah Dillard; "The Hog Prince", illustrated by Jason Wolff; and "Mine-o-s"aur, illustrated by David Clark. She lives in New Jersey with her three children. Visit her at Sudipta.com.

Jill McElmurry is the illustrator of many picture books, including When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt and the best-selling favorites Little BlueTruck, Little Blue Truck Leadsthe Way, and Little Blue Truck's Christmas, all written by Alice Schertle.She divides her time between the wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. www.jillmcelmurry.com


Praise For Pirate Princess

“The deft, engaging verse interspersed with pirate lingo is complemented neatly by McElmurry’s precise and detailed illustrations .... A winning combination of smart and silly, this yarn will make a welcome addition to princess and pirate storytimes, as well as a good choice for one-on-one sharing.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Praise for HAMPIRE!: “Building suspense and a sense of nocturnal dread, Bardhan-Quallen’s (The Hog Prince) rhymes are filled with puns (’”We’re sitting ducks,” the duck announced’), and the antics of the frantic duck and the animals he rouses should have readers laughing.”
-Publishers Weekly

Praise for HAMPIRE!: “Kids will feast on this deliciously scary tale over and over. ”
-Kirkus Reviews

Praise for HAMPIRE!: “Fine’s paintings exaggerate the animals’ terror to comic effect (funniest is the pony cowering in the corner), and his canted angles give this just the right absurdist tone.”
-ALA Booklist

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