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How I Became a Pirate
Contributor(s): Long, Melinda (Author), Shannon, David (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0152018484     ISBN-13: 9780152018481
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2003

Annotation: A Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator teams up with a witty storyteller for this hilarious pirate adventure starring a little boy who joins Braid Beard's crew on a fantastic voyage. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - Pirates
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - General (see Also Headings Under Social Themes)
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2002006308
Age Level: 4-7
Grade Level: Preschool-2
Lexile Measure: 470(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.39" H x 8.6" W x 11.32" (0.94 lbs) 44 pages
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Georgia Children's Book Award, Nominee, Picture Storybook, 2006
North Carolina Children's Book Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2005
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, Nominee, Grades K-3, 2006
Young Hoosier Book Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2008
Golden Sower Award, Nominee, Grades K-3, 2006
Nevada Young Readers' Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2006
South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2005
Red Clover Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2005
Monarch Award, Nominee, Grades K-3, 2005
Charlotte Award, Nominee, Primary, 2006
Florida Children's Book Award, Winner, Pre K - 2nd Grade, 2005
Volunteer State Book Awards, Nominee, Grades K-3, 2005
Land of Enchantment Book Award, Nominee, Children's, 2005
Buckaroo Book Award, Nominee, Children's, 2004
Book Sense Book of the Year Award, Winner, Children's Illustrated, 2004
Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007), Winner, Gold, 2003
Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, Winner, Children's, 2004
California Young Reader Medal, Nominee, Primary, 2006
Irma S. & James H. Black Award, Winner, Children's Literature, 2004
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 07/07/2003 pg. 70
School Library Journal 09/01/2003 pg. 184
Kirkus Review - Children 09/15/2003 pg. 1177
Booklist 09/15/2003 pg. 238
BookPage 11/01/2003 pg. 46
Time 12/12/2003 pg. 127
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2003 pg. 47
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2004 pg. 197
New York Times 02/08/2004 pg. 22
ALA Notable Children's Books 03/15/2004 pg. 1286
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 50 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2004 pg. 50 - Recommended, Satisfactory
School Library Journal 10/01/2004
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 71622
Reading Level: 3.1   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
In this New York Times bestseller illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator David Shannon, a boy sets off on a pirate adventure--with surprising results

When a pirate ship sails by, young 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 illustrations.

Contributor Bio(s): Shannon, David: - DAVID SHANNON is the illustrator of many popular picture books, including How I Became a Pirate. His numerous awards include a Caldecott Honor for No, David! He lives in Burbank, California.Long, Melinda: - MELINDA LONG is a teacher and the author of the award-winning bestseller How I Became a Pirate. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
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