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Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates

April Jones Prince, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)


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A fun and clever picture book retelling of Goldilocks—with pirates!

Once upon a seaworthy sloop lived three pirates: the big, pilfering Papa, the medium-sized, menacing Mama, and the small, bonny Baby, a pirate-in-training. They were excellent pirates, but not very good housekeepers, so their gruel wasn't tasty, their stools weren't sturdy, and their hammocks weren't hung properly. Luckily for them, Goldenlocks happened along when they were out for a row in the harbor. April Jones Prince's rollicking text and Steven Salerno's swashbuckling paintings make Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates a first-rate adventure and a spirited take on Goldilocks.

Praise For Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates

“This clever mash-up [is] ideal for a rollicking good readaloud.” —Booklist

“Arr-guably the best pirate fairy tale to sail the seven storytimes.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A raucous and nautical take on the classic “Goldilocks” story . . . Equally delightful for preschool storytimes or one-on-one readings.” —School Library Journal

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374300746, 40pp.

Publication Date: November 21, 2017

About the Author

April Jones Prince is the author of several picture books, including Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing. She is also a literary agent. She lives in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

Steven Salerno has illustrated more than twenty picture books, including Brothers At Bat, which made the New York Times Book Review's list of notable picture books for 2012, BOOM!, and Coco the Carrot. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, he lives in New York City.