How I Became a Pirate

By Melinda Long; David Shannon (Illustrator)
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152018481, 44pp.)

Publication Date: September 2003

Other Editions of This Title: Fabric, Hardcover

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When Jeremy Jacob sets off on a pirate adventure, he loves doing everything the pirates do . . . but then he finds out what they DON'T do.

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.

Praise For How I Became a Pirate

"Caldecott Honor-winner Shannon spices up this spirited pirate tale with vivid, appropriately zany acrylics."

"Long's dry, tongue-in-cheek humor serves as an ideal springboard for Shannon's gleefully madcap illustrations."

"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."

"A roaring good read."

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