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How I Became a Pirate

Melinda Long, David Shannon (Illustrator)

Hardcover

List Price: 18.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/1/2008)
Hardcover, Chinese (4/1/2014)
Hardcover, Chinese (10/1/2010)

Description

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 a pirate ship sails by, young 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 illustrations.


Praise For How I Became a Pirate

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

— Child Magazine

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

— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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

— San Diego Union-Tribune

"Readers will be blown away by this rowdy gang, depicted in richly robust, humorous paintings."

— School Library Journal

"A roaring good read."

— Teaching K-8

Clarion Books, 9780152018481, 44pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2003



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.

DAVID SHANNON is the illustrator of many popular picture books, including How I Became a Pirate. His numerous awards include a Caldecott Honor for No, David! He lives in Burbank, California.