Cindy Vallar, Editor & Reviewer
P.O. Box 425, Keller, TX 76244-0425
Books for Young Pirates
The Night Pirates
by Peter Harris
Illustrated by Deborah Allwright
Scholastic, 2006, ISBN 0-439-79959-7
US $16.99 / CAN $21.99
Under cover of darkness, rough, tough girl pirates steal the front of a house. They think everyone in town is asleep, but not the little boy inside the house. Tom joins them in their adventure at sea in search of treasure. But what happens when they stumble across rough, tough grown-up pirates?
This is a delightful tale that grabs your attention with the opening sentence:DownAnd maintains it until the last:
the dark dark
street they came.And no one would ever find out…would they?The Night Pirates is the perfect picture book for reading aloud and audience participation. The words are lyrical and the varying letter sizes beg for children to whisper or shout the words. The colorful artwork snares your eyes and brings the story to life. This book is the ideal melding of narrative and pictures that will delight and entertain any who read it. When you close the book, it leaves a smile behind on your lips.
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