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ISBN:0152018484
Author: David Shannon,Melinda Long
ISBN13: 978-0152018481
Title: How I Became a Pirate
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Language: English
Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.; First edition (September 1, 2003)
Pages: 44

How I Became a Pirate by David Shannon,Melinda Long



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Melinda Long and David Shannon have put together an exciting tale that will fill the imaginations of their young readers. Note: Take notice that the little boy does wander off with strangers - so you may want to either discuss this ahead of time with your child or completely skip this book until your child is old enough to understand that this is only a make believe story and that real children should never do this. How I Became a Pirate is defintely a book that the children would be sure to enjoy! It's about a young boy who gets the opportunity to become a pirate! After sharing this book with the class, a great lesson for first graders is to have them make their "How I Became a " story. Feb 06, 2014 Mallory Dreiling rated it really liked it.

So proclaims Jeremy Jacob, a boy who joins Captain Braid Beard and his crew in this witty look at the finer points of pirate life by the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon and the storyteller Melinda Long. Jeremy learns how to say scurvy dog, sing sea chanteys, and throw food. but he also learns that there are no books or good night kisses on board: Pirates don’t tuck. A swashbuckling adventure with fantastically silly, richly textured illustrations that suit the story to a T. Thank you for watching today's storytime with Ms. Becky! What book do you want Ms. Becky.

The breathtaking success of Melinda Long's, "How I Became a Pirate" is a little odd, but it couldn't have happened to a nicer story. I purchased this book for my 2-year old daughter because we live in a Pirate loving house. Our dog's name is Pirate. I find this story adorable, but I think the illustrations are a little scary for my daughter which is why she isn't in love with this book.

In Melinda Long's fanciful new book How I Became a Pirate, little readers get a glimpse of what it would be like to do all those things and more. While building a sandcastle at the beach, our hero, young Jeremy Jacob, spies a pirate ship sailing into view. I knew it was, because its flag had a skull and crossbones on it," Jeremy says. When the pirates come ashore, they notice Jeremy's keen digging abilities (his castle moat was very well made) and draft him to be part of their crew. Long's whimsical prose, coupled with the comical drawings of Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator David Shannon, bring this wonderful story to life. A teacher as well as an author, Long proves that she can speak pirate quite fluently: "He's a digger, he is, and a good one to boot!" And Shannon's creepy pirates reveal his intimate knowledge of the swash-buckling lifestyle.

Based on the book How I Became a Pirate written by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon. Artistic Team Director. Rob Urbinati Music Director. How I Became a Pirate is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 1359 Broadway, Suite 914, New York, NY, 10018. 866) 378-9758, ww. heatricalrights. A Behind-the-Scenes Spotlight on Directing.

Illustrator David Shannon teams up with Melinda Long for this hilarious pirate adventure starring a little boy who joins Braid Beard's crew on a fantastic voyag. How I Became a Pirate. By David Shannon, Melinda Long. PreK-K, 1-2. GUIDED READING LEXILE® MEASURE Grade Level Equivalent DRA LEVEL.

by Melinda Long & illustrated by David Shannon & developed by Oceanhouse Media. Artful panning or zeroing in on details nicely shows off Shannon’s lovingly detailed images of scurvy knaves in full pirate gear (some small animations have been added), as well as allowing the original narrative to be broken into more digestible passages. Along with options for an animated, multivoiced audio track or silent reading, there is a self-record feature.

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Pirates have green teeth—when they have any teeth at all. I know about pirates, because one day, when I was at the beach building a sand castle and minding my own business, a pirate ship sailed into view.So proclaims Jeremy Jacob, a boy who joins Captain Braid Beard and his crew in this witty look at the finer points of pirate life by the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon and the storyteller Melinda Long. Jeremy learns how to say “scurvy dog,” sing sea chanteys, and throw food . . . but he also learns that there are no books or good night kisses on board: “Pirates don’t tuck.” A swashbuckling adventure with fantastically silly, richly textured illustrations that suit the story to a T.
Reviews: 7
Dagdardana
This went immediately into heavy rotation in our two-year old's nightly reading list. And every night I have reason again to appreciate David Shannon's artwork, especially the canny ways he recycles N.C. Wyeth in his vaulting ocean skies and gauzily romantic pirate ship.

For the record I didn't appreciate the ways in which spinach and carrots were denigrated in this story, if only in passing. It's all a bit strange to our daughter, who happens to enjoy these things, then is informed in this and other books that it's her tastes that are seen as aberrant and uncool, at least by authors who rely on these cliches, one assumes, in an effort to establish some kind of kiddie credibility.

I'm really tired of this sort of thing -- I read a lot to our children in part because I don't want their minds to be colonized by commercial television and its values. It's disappointing to find some of those same values then recycled in children's books, especially one of such generally high quality as this.
Lyrtois
Great book, my 3 year old son LOVED it! We borrow it from the local library first and he loved it so much we had to buy him his own copy. Highly recommended! If this review was helpful for you, please click the button below. Thanks!
BlessСhild
I've probably read this book a few hundred times between my 2 kids. Both of them loved it, and I often suggested it. It's one of those few kids books that you can tolerate and enjoy a few hundred times, until you don't really need to look at the words anymore. I found it to be an amusing story with an charming ending that values parents. The drawings weren't my favorite but they've grown on me after time. I'm reviewing this now, years after my children have outgrown it, so I can buy it for my niece and nephew. Worth every penny.
Cordaron
While kids have always loved pirates and the piratical life (Peter Pan, anyone?), the current pirate craze sweeping the nation is somewhat amazing. Suddenly there are pirate Saturday morning tv shows, an official Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), pirate movies making a mil, and pirate picture books. The breathtaking success of Melinda Long's, "How I Became a Pirate" is a little odd, but it couldn't have happened to a nicer story. Full of all the classic words and actions pirates partake of (with the possible exception of walking the plank) the book's a good hearted take on one boy's dream to be a scurvy dog.

Jeremy Jacob is the only person on the beach that notices when a pirate ship docks near the ocean shore. Jeremy, up until this moment, has been building a sand castle, yet the sight of the ship doesn't seem to get anyone's attention but his own. When Captain Braid Beard and his crew of seven see Jeremy's sand castle skills they are instantly impressed. They've a treasure to bury after all and Jeremy's just the lad to help them. Off he goes to join the pirate's life! There's a lot of "Aargh!"s and "landlubbers" to learn. Lots of talking with your mouth full, on board soccer (Jeremy teaches them how to play), and pillow fights. Unfortunately, Jeremy also learns that sweet comforts like getting tucked in ("No tucking!", the crew cried) getting a bedtime story, and receiving a goodnight kiss are lacking on this ship. After deciding that maybe he doesn't want to be a pirate after all, Jeremy finds the perfect place for his friendly crew to hide the booty. In the end, the pirates sail away happy and Jeremy goes back to his soccer practice.

A caveat: I'd like to be honest with you and state for the record that any picture book containing the sentence, "We must have taken a wrong turn at Bora Bora", instantly has my love. The story is full of fabulous pirate-inspired sentences like that one (though I suspect that particular line has been foisted from a Bugs Bunny cartoon). The pirates for their own part are happy go lucky fellows, ready to welcome their newest crewmate on board, no questions asked. There's never a scary moment on this particular ship, though the pirates deal with a sudden storm with some relative panic. David Shannon is the illustrator of this particular outing and as such he's great. Jeremy Jacob is your typical soccer playing tyke. The pirates themselves are the real stars of this show, however. With their terribly rotted teeth and scarred cheeks they might be scary if they weren't so darn appealing. Kids will enjoy watching the pirate with the patches over both eyes as he lifts first one and then another to see his fellows. Shannon places infinite little details and touches throughout his work as well. The shipboard cat is forever attempting to devour the captain's parrot. The largest and meanest pirate is seen patiently buttoning up his pajamas as Jeremy and the captain engage in a pillow fight. All in all, the illustrations in this story fit Long's writing perfectly. You couldn't ask for a better pairing of author and illustrator together.

I think kids everywhere have already figured out what grown-ups are only now discovering. Pirates are eternally amusing. This book just taps into the already existing piratical love sweeping the nation. Had this book been lucky enough to win a Caldecott award, I wouldn't have batted an eye. It's a wonderfully rousing tale. A feel good pirate piece, if you will. And a perfect addition to any up and coming young pirate's library. Fun for the whole fam.
Cetnan
Very funny book. Bought it for a 5 yr old girl who liked it so much we bought Pirates Don't Change Diapers next. We both laugh when we read this one as it has humor for all ages. Very enjoyable book, you should buy it!
Nilabor
This was a cute little book, and my boys (4, and 2) really liked it. I got the book to celebrate talking like a pirate day, and it was fun to read it using pirate voices. The little boy in the book takes the reader on a journey of what he did with the pirates, and how he left with them, and then later came back home. This story continues in the book "Pirates Don't Change Diapers." Which is also a cute story.
Delalbine
I bought this for my 3 1/2 year old grandson and he loved it. Whenever Grammy comes to visit I try to have scoured Amazon.com for what look like the best children's books and as he had loved David Shannon's books I bought this one as I knew the illustrations would be colorful. It is a fun story but the best part, it lends itself so well to playing imaginatively. Immediately after reading it, we went outside and I played cartographer helping my grandson draw our own treasure map with instructions how to get to the tree in his backyard where we buried a seashell. He was so excited to show his Mommy and his baby brother how well the map worked and where our treasure was buried. Great little story and we read it several times over the next few days...always noticing something else in the pictures we hadn't seen before and then making up our own stories about what we saw. So I bought "Pirates Don't Change Diapers" also and pirate tattoos to continue the saga. Lots of scope for the imagination here!
I purchased this book for my 2-year old daughter because we live in a Pirate loving house. (Our dog's name is Pirate.) I find this story adorable, but I think the illustrations are a little scary for my daughter which is why she isn't in love with this book. The story isn't scary at all, but being that the main characters are Pirates, they are a little rough looking to a little girl. I would recommend buying this book for a child older than 2 because you will enjoy reading it them as an adult.