How I Became a Pirate

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How I Became a Pirate

Format:  School and Library,

44 pages

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publish Date: Sep 2003

ISBN-13: 9780152018481

ISBN-10: 0152018484

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"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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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date: Sep 2003
ISBN-13: 9780152018481
ISBN-10: 0152018484
Format: School and Library
Number of Pages: 44
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.25 x 11.25 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 152018484

About the author

Biography of Shannon, David

David Shannon was born October 5, 1960, Washington, D.C. He is an American author and illustrator. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design and now lives in Los Angeles. In 1998 he won the Caldecott Honor for his No, David!. He also wrote A Bad Case of Stripes, How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball, and The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza. He has also illustrated Audrey Wood's The Bunyans, various books by Jane Yolen including The Ballad of the Pirate Queens and Encounter, as well as Melinda Long's How I Became a Pirate and Pirates Don't Change Diapers. Shannon currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

Awards and Recognitions

  • SCASL Book Award (South Carolina), 2006 (United States)
  • Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Book Awards, 2004 (United States)
  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 2003 (United States)
  • Emphasis on Reading Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Beehive Children's Picture Book Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Georgia Children's Picture StoryBook Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Golden Sower Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2006 (United States)
  • New York State Charlotte Award, 2008 (United States)
  • Colorado Children's Book Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Washington Children's Choice Picture Book, 2005 (United States)
  • Book Sense Book of the Year, 2004 (United States)
  • Volunteer State Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2005 (United States)
  • California Young Reader Medal, 2006 (United States)
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2005 (United States)
  • American Library Association Notable Books for Children, 2004 (United States)
  • Florida Reading Association Children's Book Award, 2005 (United States)
  • Nevada Young Reader's Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Show Me Readers Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Red Clover Award, 2005 (United States)

Book description

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.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★áby 7reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★áby Fun My daughter and her friends really liked this book. It's hard not to get into character when reading it....ARRRRRRRR. It had a good storyline and the pictures were terrific. A must for any pirate fan. 04/23/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★áby Your little pirate will love this book! Very well written and illustrated. My boys both love this book. The story is fun for parents, too. Be prepared to read it again and again! Enjoy! 02/16/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★áby Great Story and Beautiful Illustrations My 3 1/2 year old son LOVES pirates! This book portrays them a little rough, but not MEAN. I love the message that pirates are great, but they don★┤t do all the things that Mommy does (tuck you in, read a story, etc.). There are beautiful illustrations on every page! 11/22/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★áby Wonderful childrens book I purchased this book to read to my cousins children who range in age from 3yrs. to 10yrs. in age and they all love the pictures and enjoy the story. 01/31/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★áby Cute Book I gave this as a gift to a 5 year old who loves pirates. He loved it! 03/01/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★áby Great Book Shipped in Great Time and Shape This book is a great book. I received it in such great time and in perfect condition. WONDERFUL! 03/26/2012
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