Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How I Became a Pirate

"Caldecott Honor-winner Shannon spices up this spirited pirate tale with vivid, appropriately zany acrylics." (Child Magazine 09/01/2003)

"Long''s dry, tongue-in-cheek humor serves as an ideal springboard for Shannon''s gleefully madcap illustrations." (Publishers Weekly (starred review) 09/07/2003)

"A roaring good read." (Teaching K-8 11/20/2003)

"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 )

Product Description
When Braid Beard's pirate crew invites Jeremy Jacob to join their voyage, he jumps right on board. Buried treasure, sea chanteys, pirate talk--who wouldn't go along? Soon Jeremy Jacob knows all about being a pirate. He throws his food across the table and his manners to the wind. He hollers like thunder and laughs off bedtime. It's the heave-ho, blow-the-man-down, very best time of his life. Until he finds out what pirates don't do--no reading bedtime stories, no tucking kids in. . . . Maybe being a pirate isn't so great after all.
Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator David Shannon teams up with witty storyteller Melinda Long for a hilarious look at the finer points of pirate life.

About the Author
MELINDA LONG is a teacher and the author of several picture books. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.

DAVID SHANNON is the illustrator of many successful picture books. His numerous awards include a Caldecott Honor for No, David! He lives in Burbank, California.