Twenty-six Pirates

Twenty-six Pirates

Book - 2013
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Twenty-six pirates, one for each letter of the alphabet, demonstrate their particular -- and sometimes silly -- talents and skills.
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780399257773
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 30 cm
Alternative Title: 26 pirates


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ksoles Apr 26, 2014

Not your average ABC book, "Twenty-Six Pirates" combines the alphabet, rhyming, AND a litany of pirates to create a swashbuckling adventure!

An initial warning to all non gender-stereotyping readers: this book contains only boy pirates whereas Horowitz's companion, "Twenty-Six Princesses," covers the girls. If you can get over the latent sexism, you'll appreciate the book's humour and uniqueness. Progressing through the alphabet, each page displays a boldly illustrated pirate, who the text names and describes in short rhymed sentences e.g. "Pirate Doug. Needs a hug." and my personal favourite: "Pirate Ulysses. Swims with the fishes."

The pirates all have comical facial expressions and some wear rings, hats or necklaces bearing initials, turning each page into a mini-treasure hunt. A fun, interactive read for 4-8 year olds!

Jul 31, 2013

Clever Alphabet book with boy names for each of 26 pirates. Every time I think there's no new way to write an ABC book I see yet another that tops the rest.

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Sep 03, 2014

libraryeri thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6

Jul 31, 2013

courtws thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and under


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