Pirate Boy (Board book)

By Eve Bunting, Julie Fortenberry (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823439799, 28pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/1/2012)
Hardcover (7/1/2011)

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

A delightful story of steadfast love between a pirate boy and his brave mom.

After reading his favorite book about a pirate boy, Danny wonders what would happen if he sailed away on a pirate ship. Luckily, his mother reassures him that she would find him, even if she had to swim on a dolphin, battle sea monsters, and wield a bottle of pirate-shrinking magic spray to do it! Young readers will love this adventurous and ultimately reassuring tale of a mother's love.


About the Author

EVE BUNTING is the highly decorated author of over 250 books. The numerous awards and honors for her books include the Golden Kite Award, the PEN Los Angeles Center Literary Award for Special Achievement in Children's Literature, and the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America.

JULIE FORTENBERRY is an illustrator whose fine art has been exhibited in the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is known for illustrating Jamie Korngold's Sadie series.


Praise For Pirate Boy

"a warmhearted portrait of an endlessly patient parent, ready to help her child work through his fears and desires."—Publishers Weekly

"Danny and his mother read a picture book called Pirate Boy together and then, in a question-and-answer dialogue, create their own pirate adventure featuring Danny sailing away on a pirate ship with Mom close at hand, should he have second thoughts about the escapade. . . . Softly colored, uncluttered watercolor-style digital illustrations scored with thin, scratchy lines to suggest wind and motion perfectly match the nonthreatening tone of the text and feature just the right amount of accoutrement appropriate for a pirate story."Booklist

"As he reads with his mom, little Danny wonders aloud what it would be like to be a pirate. From the comfort of his couch, his questions persist. 'What if I don’t like it on the pirate ship? And I want to come back home?' With steadfast love, his mother answers every 'What if. . . ?' with confident answers that reassure the young boy. . . . A sweet Runaway Bunny book for the pirate set."Kirkus Reviews