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By Melinda Long, David Shannon (Illustrator)
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Description


In this New York Times bestseller illustrated by Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon, a boy sets off on a pirate adventure—with surprising results!

When a pirate ship sails by, young 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 illustrations.

About the Author


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.

Praise For…


"Caldecott Honor-winner Shannon spices up this spirited pirate tale with vivid, appropriately zany acrylics."

— Child Magazine

"Long's dry, tongue-in-cheek humor serves as an ideal springboard for Shannon's gleefully madcap illustrations."

— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"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

"A roaring good read."

— Teaching K-8


Product Details
ISBN: 9780152018481
ISBN-10: 0152018484
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 1st, 2003
Pages: 44
Language: English