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How I Became a Pirate By Melinda Long

How I Became a Pirate
by Melinda Long

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A Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator teams up with a witty storyteller for this hilarious pirate adventure starring a little boy who joins Braid Beard's crew on a fantastic voyage. Full color.
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How I Became a Pirate Summary


How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

Pirates have green teeth--when they have any teeth at all. I know about pirates, because one day, when I was at the beach building a sand castle and minding my own business, a pirate ship sailed into view.So proclaims Jeremy Jacob, a boy who joins Captain Braid Beard and his crew in this witty look at the finer points of pirate life by the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator David Shannon and the storyteller Melinda Long. 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, richly textured illustrations that suit the story to a T.

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How I Became a Pirate Reviews


"Long's dry, tongue-in-cheek humor serves as an ideal springboard for Shannon's gleefully madcap illustrations."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) (07/07/2003)
"Readers will be blown away by this rowdy gang, depicted in richly robust, humorous paintings."
--School Library Journal (11/20/2003)
"Caldecott Honor-winner Shannon spices up this spirited pirate tale with vivid, appropriately zany acrylics."
--Child Magazine (09/01/2003)
"Shannon's illustrations... are a page-turning glory. Long's clever and spirited text leaves other pirate books in the bilge."
-- (09/07/2003)
"A roaring good read."
--Teaching K-8 (09/01/2003)

About Melinda Long


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.

Additional information

GOR001197797
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Melinda Long
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cengage Learning EMEA
2003-09-01
44
0152018484
9780152018481
Winner of Book Sense Book of the Year Award (Children's Illustrated) 2004 Winner of Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007) (Gold) 2003 Winner of Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize (Children's) 2004 Winner of Florida Children's Book Award 2005 Winner of Irma S. & James H. Black Award 2004 Short-listed for California Young Reader Medal (Primary) 2006 Short-listed for Georgia Children's Book Award (Picture Storybook) 2006 Short-listed for North Carolina Children's Book Award (Picture Book) 2005 Short-listed for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (Grades K-3) 2006 Short-listed for Young Hoosier Book Award (Picture Book) 2008
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