Synopses & Reviews
Francisco is finally old enough to journey to the mango grove all by himself to gather the mangoes for a special dinner. But bees swarm the fruit, and Francisco has trouble picking them from the tree. He returns to his father several times, and each time his father shares a different proverb to inspire Francisco to continue trying. \"Querer es poder. Where there\'s a will, there\'s a way!\" Finally, Francisco is able to gather some mangoes, and on his way home he stops to visit his uncle, grandmother, and aunt. Francisco shares his mangoes with them, and by the time he gets home he no longer has any! \"Es mejor dar que recibir. Sometimes it\'s better to give than to receive.\"
Luckily for Francisco, his generosity does not go unnoticed. \"Amor con amor se paga. Love is repaid with love.\"
Readers are sure to be charmed by this humorous story about problem solving and sharing. The book includes a glossary of Spanish words.'
Young mateys will find plenty of holiday joy in this humorous, colorful, and thoroughly piratical version of the beloved Clement C. Moore classic. On this ship of mischievous brigandsand#8212;who have visions of treasure chests, not sugarplums, dancing in their headsand#8212;you wouldnand#8217;t expect a visit from nice St. Nick. Instead, here comes Sir Peggedy, with his peg leg and hook arm, cracking his whip and driving eight giant seahorses: Salty, Scurvy, Sinbad, Mollie, Cutthroat, Cross-Eyes, Roger, and Jolly.
Philip Yatesand#8217; rollicking rhymes and Sebastiand#224; Serraand#8217;s sprightly, fun-filled picturesand#8212;featuring whimsically multicolored seahorses, stockings hung on the shipand#8217;s bowsprit with tar, child-friendly pirates, and a complete treasure mapand#8212;turn this Christmas perennial into a jubilant celebration!
This creative retelling of Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem is presented from the point of view of a young boy on a pirate ship and details the arrival of Sir Peggedy aboard the "Black Shark." Full color.
Come aboard, young mateys, for a piratical retelling of "The Night Before Christmas!" On a ship of mischievous brigandsand#8211;who have visions of treasure, not sugarplums, dancing in their headsand#8212;you won't expect a visit from jolly St. Nick. But can tough buccaneers catch the holiday spirit, too? Philip Yates's rollicking rhymes and Sebastiand#225; Serra's sprightly pictures turn Moore's Christmas perennial into a jubilant celebration.
'Twas the night before Christmas aboard the Black Sark,
Not a creature was stirrin', not even a shark!
Come aboard, young mateys, for a humorous, colorful, and thoroughly piratical retelling of "The Night Before Christmas!" On a ship of mischievous brigandsand#8212;who have visions of treasure chests, not sugar plums, dancing in their headsand#8212;you wouldn't expect a visit from jolly St. Nick. Instead, here comes Sir Peggedy, with his peg leg and hook arm, cracking his whip and driving eight giant seahorses: Salty, Scurvy, Sinbad, Mollie, Cutthroat, Cross-Eyes, Roger, and Jolly. But even buccaneers can catch the holiday spirit and#8230;and#160;Philip Yates's rollicking rhymes and Sebastiand#225; Serra's sprightly, fun-filled pictures turn Clement C. Moore's Christmas perennial into a jubilant celebration.and#160;
Ahoyand#8212;Pirate Pig on board! What does a book-loving pig like Rufus do when school's out for summer? He finds inspiration in his favorite stories, of course! Soon he's dreaming of the pirate life, with days full of adventure and nights under blankets of stars. But Captain Wibblyshins says NO PIGS ON PIRATE SHIPS! Can Rufus convince the Captain that he's no landlubber swine? And could his ticket to piratehood be . . . reading?
Ahoy mateysandmdash;Christmas is coming, and even pirates celebrate! In this sly, buccaneer reimagining of andldquo;The Twelve Days of Christmas,andquot; a brave cabin boy receives marvelously mysterious gifts for each of the 12 days he guards the pirate ship. But who are they from? With a lively sense of fun and rhythm, Philip Yates and Sebastiandagrave; Serra create a delightful world all their own.
On the first day of Christmas, a gift was sent to me: a parrot in a palm tree! Ahoy mateys
andmdash;Christmas is coming, and even pirates celebrate the holiday! This follow-up to the hugely popular A Pirateand#39;s Night Before Christmas
offers a witty reimagining of andldquo;The Twelve Days of Christmasandrdquo;andmdash;with a sly buccaneer twist. A brave cabin boy receives marvelously mysterious gifts for each of the 12 days he is left alone to guard the pirate ship: 12 cannons blastinand#39;, 9 mermaids singinand#39;, 6 Jolly Rogers, and so onandmdash;but who are they from? With impeccable rhythm and a lively sense of fun, Philip Yates and Sebastiandagrave; Serra create a delightful world all their own.
Now in a deluxe paperback with flaps!
About the Author
Philip Yates lives in Austin, TX, and works in the Austin Public Library system. A Pirate's Night Before Christmas was his first picture book. It was so successful he created a sequel, A Pirate's Twelve Days of Christmas, which received praise from the Horn Book (and#8220;The pirate lingo and raucously detailed color-rich illustrations add seafaring flair to this holiday standardand#8221;) and Kirkus Reviews (and#8220;Avast, me hearties! Here be another bonny piratical parody ready for the readin' to the young'uns at the Christmas season.and#8221;)and#160;Sebastiand#225; Serra hails from Barcelona, Spain, where he studied Fine Arts at the Universitat de Barcelona. He is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines and on television. He has illustrated a number of picture books in Spain and in the US (including A Pirate's Twelve Days of Christmas by Philip Yates). His work has also been displayed in exhibitions all over the world, spanning countries such as the US, Italy, Japan, China, and Korea.