The Gingerbread Pirates


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Author: Kladstrup, Kristin

Color: Multicolor

Edition: Illustrated

Format: Picture Book

Number Of Pages: 32

EAN: 2015763632236

Release Date: 08-09-2009

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedGood

Binding: Hardcover

Details: Product Description What if a brave Captain Cookie stood up to Santa? A fresh, funny story that sparkles with all the excitement of a pirate adventure — and all the magic of Christmas morning. A funny and magical Christmas story about a gingerbread pirate, Captain Cookie, and his daring adventure on Christmas eve to rescue his crew from a mysterious cannibal named Santa Claus… Review Swashbuckling gusto and a poignant finish should make this a new favorite. —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Large in scale and dramatic in effect, watercolor-and-gouache paintings create believable settings, sometimes seen from unusual perspectives, and sympathetically portray the characters, especially the pirates, whose icing-sugar mouths and eyes are surprisingly expressive. —Booklist An exciting story and full-page, dramatically composed paintings depicting harrowing adventures with a mouse, a cat, and the crew imprisoned in a cookie jar make this a good holiday read-aloud. —School Library Journal Captain Cookie’s quest to rescue his crew from their cookie-jar imprisonment is not without peril, and humorous obstacles abound…Tavares’s vivid watercolor and gouache paintings dramatize Kladstrup’s lively text with vigor in this imaginative adventure story. —The Horn Book Cookie’s-eye-view illustrations and a story enlivened with dialogue make this boy’s version of the nutcracker sparkle. —Foreword Kladstrup makes the most of the adventurous possibilities, while Tavares's sumptuous full-bleed spreads and spot illustrations play with a cookie's-eye perspective. —Shelf Awareness An adventurous, hilarious story that brims with the magic of Christmas…pure delight. —Kendal Rautzhan’s Books to Borrow, Books to Buy An imaginative kid-pleaser. —News Tribune Red and green dominate Tavares’ bold illustrations, making this one of the most festive Christmas books. —St. Paul Pioneer Press About the Author Kristin Kladstrup is the author of the middle-grade novel  The Book of Story Beginnings. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts. Matt Tavares is the illustrator of  Lady Liberty, by Doreen Rappaport;  Iron Hans: A Grimms’ Fairy Tale, retold by Stephen Mitchell;  Jack and the Beanstalk, retold by E. Nesbit; and ' Twas the Night Before Christmas. He has also written and illustrated three books inspired by baseball:  Mudball, Oliver’s Game, and  Zachary’s Ball. He lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

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