Customer Reviews for

How I Became a Pirate

Average Rating 4.5
( 34 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(27)

4 Star

(5)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 21 – 34 of 34 Customer Reviews
Page 2 of 2
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2008

    Read for fun, Matey!!!

    This is a great book about how much fun you can have as a piarate. You dont have to eat spinach, or carrots, and you can learn the language in one day. Jeremy Jacob soon finds out that this pirate stuff isnt all fun, and needs to get home for soccer practice.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2005

    Love it , but girls are pirates too!

    How I Became a Pirate is great fun! The cover illustrates a happy boy with a bandana on his head, riding piggy back style on Braid Beard the pirate. The story begins with Jeremy Jacob building a sandcastle at the beach, while noticing a pirate ship off in the distance. There is a humorous depiction of his parents being too busy to listen or notice him. This is followed by pictures of Jeremy curiously conversing with the pirates and happily rowing out to sea. Jeremy enjoys the life of a pirate, with loads of treasure, pirate brew/grub, and even a soccer game in which the ball goes overboard with a shark. There is a storm at sea, when Jeremy appears just a little doubtful about pirate life. He eventually feels empowered enough to lead the pirates to a perfect hiding place for their treasure, his backyard; and returns to reality. Many children can relate to Jeremy Jacob, who enters a world of fantasy when his parents are too busy for him. They respond enthusiastically to the pirate lingo (¿Aargh, Aye, landlubber, scurvy dog¿ etc) and love joining the pirate crew in their repetitive text. Children also relish the notion that ¿pirates don¿t do anything they don¿t want to¿ but usually agree that they would miss a good-night story, tuck-in, and kiss. This is a wonderful book for both parents and teachers. It serves as a springboard for fantasy play, as well as discussions about what a child can do when he/she is feeling bored, ignored or powerless. My only wish is that the characters could be more diverse: include some female pirates (i.e. - Anne Bonnie), perhaps a sister who joins Jeremy on his adventure, and some pirates of various ethnicities.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2004

    Ahoy! Beware of Grand Adventure Ahead!

    Created by the illustrator of the Lemony Snicket series, this rollicking and imaginative story is a ¿must¿ for any adventure lover, particularly a pirate lover who wonders about the origin of the frightening, skull and crossbones ¿Jolly Roger¿ flag. Helquist¿s fictional explanation even provides an important lesson for any child was treated or treated another child like a misfit or outcast: Be nice to misfits because they may be very helpful to you one day! Here, Roger is a ¿lousy pirate¿ who ¿couldn¿t tell the starboard from the larboard, the windward from the leeward, or the mizzen from the main.¿ A misfit who ¿smiled instead of scowling,¿ ¿grinned instead of growling,¿ and ¿never struck fear in any sailor¿s heart.¿ The ¿real pirates¿ disapprovingly call him ¿Jolly Roger¿. Whenever there is ¿serious pirating to be done,¿ he is banished to the ship¿s hold. But, bumbling Roger manages to become an unlikely hero. Helquist tells the story in lively, whimsical, humorous verse that¿s flawlessly matched by his hilarious, lively, and bold illustrations in watercolor, pencil, and pastel. The ¿Ballad of Jolly Roger¿ provides a nice finish. Highly recommended for ages 4 and up. I just HAD to get this book for my niece - a Peter Pan lover - for her 7th Birthday and now I'm somewhat sad that I'll no longer have it around! Perhaps I'll have to buy another for myself!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2004

    Oh My GOODNESS this is a great book!

    My four year old son LOVES this book, as do I! Beautifully illustrated, and so fun to read! He received it in June for his birthday and has been pretending to be a pirate ever since! All little boys (and their parents!) should read this book!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2004

    Wonderful story

    My five year old son loves this book. It is one that you don't mind reading again (and again, and again). The illustrations are awesome. I just can't say enough about this book.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 21 – 34 of 34 Customer Reviews
Page 2 of 2