Pirate Princess (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780061142420, 40pp.
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Princess Bea isn’t like other princesses—she prefers pirate ships above tea parties, the salty sea over silly dolls. But what’s a landlocked princess to do?
Ahoy, Captain Jack to the rescue! When the captain offers Bea a place aboard his ship, it’s a dream come true—until she’s 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 she’s seaworthy after all—or 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-Quallen is the author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books for children, including Pirate Princess, illustrated by Jill McElmurry; Hampire!, illustrated by Howard Fine; and Tightrope Poppy the High-Wire Pig, illustrated by Sarah Dillard. Sudipta lives in New Jersey with her family.
Jill McElmurry is an author and illustrator of more than a dozen books for children, including Mad About Plaid and I'm Not a Baby She studied art at SUNY Purchase and the School of Visual Arts in New York. When she’s not producing books, Jill enjoys working with her husband and dog on their Higglety Pigglety Farm in New Mexico.
Praise For Pirate Princess…
— 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