Synopses & Reviews
When the pirate crew turns up at Jeremy Jacob's house and accidentally wakes his baby sister, that wee scallywag howls louder than a storm on the high seas. Sure, there's buried treasure to be found, but nobody's digging up anything
until Bonney Anne quits her caterwauling. So, quicker than you can say "scurvy dog," Braid Beard and his swashbuckling pirates become . . . babysitters?
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;This hilarious companion to How I Became a Pirate reveals that minding the nursery can be even more terrifying than walking the plank--especially if you're a pirate.
"Plucky young Jeremy Jacob is reunited with Captain Braid Beard and his crew of daft, dentally challenged buccaneers in a follow-up to the bestselling How I Became a Pirate. This time, Jeremy clearly has the upper hand: he won't let the pirates dig up the treasure they buried in his backyard at the end of the previous book until they help him placate his cranky baby sister, Bonney Anne (pirate aficionados will note that her name is a nod to real-life female pirate Anne Bonny). The story unfolds rather predictably but just as entertainingly as the original: the pirates turn out to be washouts as nannies, jokes fly about dirty diapers and strained spinach, and, of course, 'the wee lass' Bonney Anne ends up being the key to recovering the treasure. But Long's piratical dialogue still delivers a juicy read-aloud: what reader of any age won't relish the opportunity to say 'Aargh!' or declare 'Rock on!' as the crew does in unison when Braid Beard orders them to rock Bonney Anne to sleep? And Shannon's voluptuously colorful and comic paintings runneth over with comic mayhem, sly details (somehow, the pirates manage to find a pirate show on Jeremy's TV) and no end of goofy expressions. Ages 3-7. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Monescillo's detailed and gently textured watercolors are full of insouciant pirate energy (Charlotte Jane's bravado is matched by that of her surly teddy bear, who wears an eye patch), and Wolfe's text has as much charm and verve as her heroine."and#8212;Publishers Weekly and#160; "[This] bedtime story is satisfying, and casting a little girl as a pirate is downright refreshing."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews and#160; and#160; "The use of dialogue and strong vocabulary results in a well-paced story that flows elegantly from beginning to end. The whimsical watercolor illustrationsand#8211;accompanied by digitally created textures to add depthand#8211;are captivating, and perfectly complement the text. A generous helping of humorously entertaining pirate speak makes this an enjoyable choice for readers and listeners alike."and#8212;School Library Journal
Braid Beard and his pirate crew return to retrieve the treasure they buried in Jeremy Jacob's backyard, but first they must help calm his baby sister, Bonney Anne, whom they awoke from her nap. By the creators of How I Became a Pirate. 150,000 first printing.
Braid Beard and his pirate crew are back in a swashbuckling sequel!
This hilarious companion to "How I Became a Pirate" reveals that minding the nursery can be even more terrifying than walking the plank when Jeremy's pirate friends turn up at his house and awaken his baby sister by accident. Full color.
If only bedtime could walk the plank! Charlotte Jane the Hearty gets all the juice out of her days with pirate-girl pizzazz! She loves swashbuckling sessions, treasure hunts, and Fantastic Feats of Daringand#8212;all of which prove she has formidable oomph. Thereand#8217;s absolutely no room in her day for bedtime. But can Charlotte Jane refuse to snooze and still be her hearty pirate self?
About the Author
andnbsp;MYRA WOLFE is a debut picture-book author. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.
MARIAandnbsp;MONESCILLOandnbsp;is the illustrator of Myra Wolfeand#8217;s Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime, and has also worked as an animator. She lives in Askim, Norway.