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Popular Pete is Perfect for Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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Popular Pete is Perfect for Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Following the success of Pirate Pete and Pirate Pete's Giant Adventure comes a new book by the celebrated brother-and-sister team of Doug and Kim Kennedy. In this new adventure, Pete has a wonderful new ship, but no crew. But not just any crew will do. As Pete explains:

"Ye gots to be stubborn and mighty cranky,
Ye gots to be dirty and awfully stanky!
Ye gots to load a cannon and know how to fire it,
But most of all, ye gots to talk
like a pirate!"

One by one Pete interviews his potential crew, and one by one they get the boot! Whoever will he find to help him sail the high seas? A hilarious and fun-to-read-aloud book that will have every child talking like a pirate.

Praise for the Pirate Pete books

Family Choice Award

"Arrr, matey, 'tis a fine book indeed." —Kansas City Star

"Lots of fun for pint-size buccaneers." —Booklist

"Should keep young mateys anchored to their seats." —Kirkus

"Clever dialogue, funny illustrations and just the right amount of suspense . . . simply terrific." —The Dallas Morning News
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

K-Gr 2- Pirate Pete is back, still wearing his hat with the cheerfully smiling skull-and-crossbones. In Pirate Pete's Giant Adventure (Abrams, 2006), he was granted his wish of a ship to sail on the high seas. Now he and his faithful parrot are off to Rascal Island in search of a crew, and he's looking for buccaneers who can fire a cannon; have peg legs; love treasure; and are stanky, cranky, and stubborn. "But most of all, ye gots to talk like a pirate!" Four rascals answer Pirate Pete's call and seem to be just what he is looking for but, one by one, they are eliminated because they speak in an exceedingly unpiratelike fashion, using words that include "sultry," "irritable," "misappropriated," and "valor." In the end, it's his parrot who talks the best pirate talk and off they go, still looking for the perfect crew. Fun-to-read pirate-speak is paired with oil illustrations that perfectly capture the look and attitude of this bunch of scallywags. Chock-full of fun rhymes and expressive illustrations, this book is sure to please children.-Catherine Callegari, formerly at Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810993488
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 285,664
  • Age range: 5 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.62 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Kennedy and her brother Doug Kennedy have collaborated on several book projects. Publishers Weekly said they "create fantasy situations that evoke 19th-century fairy stories . . . [The] paintings have the spirit of early animation with a touch of Oz." Both live in the bayou town of Monroe, Louisiana.
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  • Posted March 10, 2013

    This is a great book.  It's engaging, entertaining and plain old

    This is a great book.  It's engaging, entertaining and plain old fun.  My students can't get enough when I read this book with an accent.  Definitely a must if you are a huge pirate fan!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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