Captain and Matey Set Sail (I Can Read Book 2 Series)

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A rollicking high seas adventure for beginning readers about two feisty and funny pirates.

Sail the seven seas in this swashbuckling adventure! Together with their faithful parrot, Squawk, Captain and Matey sing and dance, rescue a stranded pirate, and hunt for buried treasure. Though these two feisty pirates rarely agree on anything, in their quest for riches they discover their friendship is worth more than gold. Beginning readers are sure to enjoy the comic interplay between ...

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Overview

A rollicking high seas adventure for beginning readers about two feisty and funny pirates.

Sail the seven seas in this swashbuckling adventure! Together with their faithful parrot, Squawk, Captain and Matey sing and dance, rescue a stranded pirate, and hunt for buried treasure. Though these two feisty pirates rarely agree on anything, in their quest for riches they discover their friendship is worth more than gold. Beginning readers are sure to enjoy the comic interplay between these two silly pirates brought to life by Claudio Muñoz's exceptional art.

Ages 6-8

Despite their frequent disagreements, two pirates share many adventures .

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
These two pirates are the typical "odd couple." They constantly have their differences, each hating the other's song as they swab the decks, but they work out a compromise. When they rescue another pirate, The Captain actually seems a little jealous of Matey's admiration for this real pirate. Later when they search for buried treasure, they can't agree on how the riches should be spent and decide to share the wealth and each go his own way. Friendship prevails and since there is no great treasure anyway, the point is moot. The stories have humor and the watercolor and ink drawings really do add to this offering. Part of the "An I Can Read Book" series level 2, grades 1-3. 2003, HarperCollins,
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-This appealing easy-reader offers a high-seas adventure and themes of friendship and individuality. Captain is quite concerned with proper pirate behavior, while Matey is more of a gentle soul. This unlikely pair disagree on everything from their new parrot's name to which tune to sing during deck-swabbing. However, they always manage to find a compromise. They rescue an intimidating, tattooed fellow, who irritates Captain and impresses Matey with his superior display of pirate skills. Upon his departure, the visitor leaves them a treasure map, which leads to another argument about what they'll do with the spoils. Captain wants a bigger sailing ship, while Matey dreams of a cottage by the sea. Is this the end of their pirating days? Friendship wins out in this charming tale. Mu-oz's cartoons depict two typical, though far-from-fierce-looking pirates. They are particularly amusing when contrasted with their big, burly visitor.-Devon Gallagher, Grace Day School, Massapequa, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A handful of cockamamie pirate tales that will have beginning readers chortling along as Captain and Matey squabble their way through silly adventures. In four separate stories, Captain and Matey do things that pirates do, such as acquiring a parrot. Then they argue about what to name the bird-until the bird settles the issue. They bicker over what song to sing while swabbing the decks-until the parrot shows them how to cut and paste their favorites together. Captain gets huffy when a pirate they save seems to possess more piratical talents, and the two friends feud over how to spend the treasure they never find. But that is the crux, of course: they're pals who tidy up their friendship at the end of a spat-filled day. Newcomer Laurence, who is an early-reading specialist, has built plenty of repetitions into the stories by way of arguments-will to, will not, will to, will not-but mostly his eye has been on keeping things lively and very funny. And Muñoz's slaphappy, brisk illustrations are perfectly matched to the silly story and are invaluable aids in helping new readers get the gist of the words. "(Easy reader. 4-8)"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064442855
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/5/2002
  • Series: I Can Read Book 2 Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 409,594
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Laurence dreams of adventure on the high seas from his home in Minnesota. Mr. Laurence is a parent, an elementary educator, and a children's reading specialist. This is his first book.

Claudio Muñoz was born in Chile and moved to England as a young man. His drawings have appeared in many major newspapers and magazines. His illustrations for children's books have been short-listed for the Mother Goose and Smarties awards, and in 1997 he won the French Prix du Livre de la Mer for Le Petit Capitaine (The Little Captain). Claudio is also a regular contributor to The Economist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2002

    Charming

    I bought the book for my niece and we both enjoyed it thoroughly. It was charming and taught a great lesson in how to compromise and get along with those around you who maybe aren't exactly like you. We can't wait to see his next book.

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