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Publisher Comments:

In this hilarious look at the scoundrels of the sea, Lichtenheld explains why pirates dress the way they do (to look mean), what they eat (school cafeteria food), and how to get a pirate name (from the Pirate Name Chart!). Full color.

Review:

"The off-the-cuff commentary maintains a rapid-fire, gag-a-minute pace that dips into the kind of crudeness certain youngsters crave." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"The book spans several ages because of these references, the blend of street and pirate lingo, the delivery of text with an attitude, and just a touch of the bathroom humor children love." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

This biography of the infamous pirate Jean Laffite is a real-life, action-packed adventure. Since he was a young boy, Jean longed to be a pirate, and with the help of his brothers and uncle, he became one when he was just a teenager. Soon the only life he knew was on the high seasandmdash;a life full of glory, riches, disaster, and revenge. When he finally settled down in New Orleans, he managed to become a successful businessman and respected citizen, while still pirating. He even helped the United States win the War of 1812 when he alerted the U.S. government to a British plot to invade via New Orleans. With the help of Laffite and his pirates, General Andrew Jackson was able to beat back the British.

Praise for Jean Laffite:

andquot;Move over, Jack Sparrow, and make way for Jean Laffite. This well-informed narrative gives readers a sense of what was happening in the world at the time as well as what it was like to be a real pirate.andquot;

--School Library Journal

andquot;Cinematic illustrations by Jeff Himmelman add to the excitement. Filled with fascinating facts and dynamic pictures, Jean Laffite: The Pirate Who Saved America is sure to captivate both pirate-loving children and their parents, as well.andquot;

--Jewish Book Council

Synopsis:

Pirates will often carry their knives in their mouths, although the practice is frowned upon by the American Dental Association.

About the Author

Tom Lichtenheld has always enjoyed getting other people's kids all wound-up and silly, then sending them back home to their parents. One day, he realized he could get lots of other people's kids all wound-up and silly by writing children's books. His first book, Everything I Know About Pirates, received many rave reviews, and was selected by Newsweek magazine as one of the best children's books of 2000. Tom's favorite review is from a lady who said the book was so funny it made her snort iced tea out her nose, which he considers the highest praise a children's book could ask for.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689860096
Author:
Lichtenheld, Tom
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author:
Himmelman, Jeff
Author:
Rubin, Susan Goldman
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
Historical - Exploration & Discoveries
Subject:
Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
Subject:
Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
Subject:
Action & Adventure - Pirates
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
EDO-PS-01-12
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 0.5 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
4-8

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Product details 48 pages Aladdin Paperbacks - English 9780689860096 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The off-the-cuff commentary maintains a rapid-fire, gag-a-minute pace that dips into the kind of crudeness certain youngsters crave." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "The book spans several ages because of these references, the blend of street and pirate lingo, the delivery of text with an attitude, and just a touch of the bathroom humor children love."
"Synopsis" by ,
This biography of the infamous pirate Jean Laffite is a real-life, action-packed adventure. Since he was a young boy, Jean longed to be a pirate, and with the help of his brothers and uncle, he became one when he was just a teenager. Soon the only life he knew was on the high seasandmdash;a life full of glory, riches, disaster, and revenge. When he finally settled down in New Orleans, he managed to become a successful businessman and respected citizen, while still pirating. He even helped the United States win the War of 1812 when he alerted the U.S. government to a British plot to invade via New Orleans. With the help of Laffite and his pirates, General Andrew Jackson was able to beat back the British.

Praise for Jean Laffite:

andquot;Move over, Jack Sparrow, and make way for Jean Laffite. This well-informed narrative gives readers a sense of what was happening in the world at the time as well as what it was like to be a real pirate.andquot;

--School Library Journal

andquot;Cinematic illustrations by Jeff Himmelman add to the excitement. Filled with fascinating facts and dynamic pictures, Jean Laffite: The Pirate Who Saved America is sure to captivate both pirate-loving children and their parents, as well.andquot;

--Jewish Book Council

"Synopsis" by , Pirates will often carry their knives in their mouths, although the practice is frowned upon by the American Dental Association.
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