The Gingerbread Piratesby Kristin Kladstrup, Matt Tavares
It’s Christmas Eve, and Jim and his mother are making pirate gingerbread men to leave for Santa. Jim’s favorite is Captain Cookie, who carries a gingerbread cutlass and/b>
What if a brave Captain Cookie stood up to Santa? A fresh, funny story that sparkles with all the excitement of a pirate adventure — and all the magic of Christmas morning.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Jim and his mother are making pirate gingerbread men to leave for Santa. Jim’s favorite is Captain Cookie, who carries a gingerbread cutlass and has a toothpick peg leg. The captain is much too good to be eaten, so Jim keeps him close by his bed. But late that night, when Jim is fast asleep, Captain Cookie steptaps away on a daring adventure to find his pirate crew — and rescue them from that mysterious character he’s heard about: a cannibal named Santa Claus. At once contemporary and timeless, suspenseful and joyous, this masterfully illustrated tale is destined to be a new holiday classic.
- Candlewick Press
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- 9.80(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Kristin Kladstrup is the author of the middle-grade novel THE BOOK OF STORY BEGINNINGS. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.
Matt Tavares is the illustrator of LADY LIBERTY by Doreen Rappaport; JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, retold by E. Nesbit; and ’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. He lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
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It is so well written, humorous and captivating for children. We even baked and decorated our own crew of gingerbread Pirates! They were such fun and Yummy, too! I love books that springboard children into action. And this one certainly did!
The gingerbread stories get old after a while but the spin on making cookies that come alive into pirates is adorable. My boys, 3 and 6, LOVE it. I have to admit, mom loves it too! The subtle humor of pirate cookies making their way to their ship is a great story line. Santa's involvement is great!
My 4-year old son loves this book. It's a terrific story with wonderful pictures. I'm sure we'll read it at Christmas time for several more years.
Bought this for my then-4 year old son last Christmas, and would definitely recommend it. Cute story and illustrations, along with a "Christmas magic" moment at the end. My son and two daughters (aged 2 and 9) all enjoyed it, and we have read it many times since then.
My Boys loved this book. They requested to reread it many times. It is our new Christmas favorite.