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On a Pirate Ship

3.39  ·  Rating Details  ·  44 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on a pirate ship? Follow the adventures of a swashbuckling captain and his crew as they brave a storm and search for treasure.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Usborne Books
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Amanda Duncan
Feb 23, 2016 Amanda Duncan rated it really liked it
I think little boys would love this book!! It's full of adventure and excitement. It's perfect for any classroom. Beginners may need a little bit of help, but intermediate and advanced elementary students will do great with this. I thought it was a really cute book.
Dec 04, 2014 Sylvester rated it did not like it
3* art
1* story

Sorry, just a little too glossy on what pirates actually do. Search for treasure? Um, it's not that I want blood and gore - just, don't go there if you're not going to tell the truth. Spicy drinks = rum? Not for me.
Lisa Echols
May 03, 2015 Lisa Echols rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pirate-storytime
For little ones who aren't certain what it means to be a pirate, this is a great G-rated story to introduce them to what happens during pirates day. It does have a battle, but it is one page long and not graphic at all and when the pirates celebrate their victory they "drink hot spicy drinks and sing and dance till dawn." There is lots of room for interaction - the kids can mimic steering the ship, pulling in the sails, swordplay at sea and the BOOM! of a cannon!
Apr 13, 2016 Beth rated it it was ok
Meh - 2*

I didn't really enjoy it. The children weren't fully engaged in the story. There was no plot to the story....
Oct 11, 2015 Olivia rated it it was ok
Shelves: easy-reader, pirates
This story is about using your imagination to be a pirate, probably not the best option for a bed time story.
Sep 12, 2011 Kim rated it liked it
Shelves: pirates
Pretty good pirate book for young children since it has relatively few words per page and offers good vocabulary. It is one of the few books that actually goes into what pirates actually do, which is attack other ships, fight their crew, take their stuff, and leave them marooned or force them to join the crew. It's all done very light but it does put a new light on the romance of pirating, doesn't it?
Courtney Sharpton
This book is great for kindergarten age students. There is really great vocabulary in here as well as wonderful illustrations. Also, the way the words are written on the page is very visual and great for kids.
Sep 21, 2011 Sandybear76 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
another book I read to preschool today for Pirate day.
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Sarah Courtauld lives in London and writes and illustrates funny books for children. Her favourite children's writers are Andy Stanton, Roald Dahl, Tove Jansson, J Meade Falkner and Lemony Snicket, although her all time favourite children's book is The Princess Bride.

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