A Pirate's Twelve Days of Christmasby Philip Yates, Sebastiá Serra
Ahoy mateys—Christmas be comin’, and even pirates celebrate! In this exciting, vibrant, high-seas reimagining of “The Twelve Days of Christmas," a brave cabin boy receives marvelously mysterious gifts for 12 days. But who are they from? With a lively sense of fun and rhythm, and energetic pirate slang, Philip Yates and Sebastià Serra create a delightful world all their own—and the perfect introduction to a traditional Christmas carol for the Advent season. Carefully abridged from the original hardcover for a board book audience.
“'On the fourth day of Christmas, a gift was sent to me: / 4 cacklin' hens / 3 black cats, 2 cutlasses, an' a parrot in a palm tree.' Sure, it's a mouthful (and there are eight days to go!), but this pirate crew is having such a grand time you'll get into the swashbuckling spirit in no time. Back for their second holiday high-seas adventure (A Pirate's Night Before Christmas, rev. 11/08), the Black Sark buccaneers plan twelve days of Yuletide surprises for their cabin boy. The pirate lingo and raucously detailed color-rich illustrations add seafaring flair to this holiday standard.” --The Horn Book Magazine
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- 11.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 6 Years
Meet the Author
Philip Yates lives in Austin, TX, and works at the Will Hampton Branch of Oak Hill Library in the Austin Public Library system. He is the coauthor, with Matt Rissinger, of several humor books for children, including Biggest Joke Book in the World, Great Book of Zany Jokes, and World's Silliest Jokes, all published by Sterling. His first pirate picture book for Sterling was A Pirate's Night Before Christmas. Sebastià Serra hails from Barcelona, Spain, where he studied Fine Arts at the Universitat de Barcelona. He is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines and on television. Sebastià has illustrated a number of picture books in Spain and in the US. His work has also been displayed in exhibitions all over the world, including the US, Italy, Japan, China, and Korea.
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