A Pirate's Night Before Christmas

Yates, Philip (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Pirate's Night Before Christmas
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Young mateys will find plenty of holiday joy in this humorous, colorful, and thoroughly piratical version of the beloved Clement C. Moore classic. On this ship of mischievous brigands--who have visions of treasure chests, not sugarplums, dancing in their heads--you wouldn't expect a visit from nice St. Nick. Instead, here comes Sir Peggedy, with his peg leg and hook arm, cracking his whip and driving eight giant seahorses: Salty, Scurvy, Sinbad, Mollie, Cutthroat, Cross-Eyes, Roger, and Jolly. Philip Yates' rollicking rhymes and Sebastià Serra's sprightly, fun-filled pictures--featuring whimsically multicolored seahorses, stockings hung on the ship's bowsprit with tar, child-friendly pirates, and a complete treasure map--turn this Christmas perennial into a jubilant celebration!
Authors: Yates, Philip, 1956-
Title: A pirate's night before Christmas
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., 2008.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,26 x 29 cm.
Local Note: 15 17 18 53 54 61 62 68 69 71 79 80 97 102 118 143 152 156 188 216 231 243 244 278
Additional Contributors: Serra, Sebastià 1966-
ISBN: 1402742576
Statement of Responsibility: by Philip Yates ; illustrated by Sebastiá Serra
Subject Headings: Children's poetry, American. Pirates Juvenile poetry. Christmas Juvenile poetry. Santa Claus Juvenile poetry.
Genre/Form: Picture books for children-2008.
Topical Term: Children's poetry, American.
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LCCN: 2007045862
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Aug 21, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I started to read this book and was enjoying it so much I had to stop and start over by reading it out loud to my two teenage sons. We enjoyed it very much! There is a lot of "pirate" language throughout, but the author includes a glossary in the back to help young readers. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach about the parts of a ship and pirate life. I enjoyed how everything was kept clean and non-violent since Pirates can tend to go the other way. This book made pirates into a cheerful bunch. One pirate even sleeps with a teddy bear. The illustrations are very colorful and busy. Which means the book can be looked at over and over and new things will be seen each time.
Would I recommend this book? YES! I think all ages could enjoy this book.


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Aug 21, 2014
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