How I Became a Pirate

How I Became a Pirate

by Melinda Long
Publisher: Harcourt
Hardcover, 32 pages
List Price: $16.00 Sale Price: $12.80
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Jeremy Jacob is a good digger. So good in fact, that when a band of Pirates come ashore and see the sandcastle he has made, they decide to recruit him as their treasure-digger. At first, Jeremy is thrilled. Pirates don’t have to do anything they don’t want to. On board, you don’t have to finish your spinach (there isn't any) or your carrots (they aren’t allowed on board). You don’t have to go to bed early or brush your teeth. But pirates also don’t get tucked in, a bed time story, or goodnight kisses. Pirates also have to deal with storms, and a big one hits the ship and breaks the mast. Just as Jeremy decides he may have been a bit hasty in agreeing to be a pirate, the storm proves too tough for the ship, and they decide to turn back. But they still need to bury their treasure! What are they going to do? That’s where Jeremy comes in. He takes the pirates back to his house, and they bury the treasure in his backyard. Although the pirates invite Jeremy to return with them to their ship, Jeremy decides he’s had enough of pirating. After all, he has a game practice the next day.

This is a delightfully humorous tale, with colorful illustrations full of detail and vivacity.

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