Tuesday, July 6, 2010

How I Became A Pirate by Melinda Long

Title: How I Became A Pirate
Author: Melinda Long
Illustrator: David Shannon
Publisher / Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2003
Genre: Fiction, Picture Book
Themes: Pirates, Adventure
Summary: Jeremy Jacob wishes to go on an adventure with pirates who don't have to take baths or go to bed on time. But soon he discovers that he really misses his life and just wants someone to tuck him in bed at night. 
Curriculum Connections: Grades K-2: Language Arts: elements of fiction; creative writing
Notes: This book is full of fun pirate talk which makes for a great read aloud and creative writing story starter. Click on the link below to view the author's website.

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