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Pirate Bob [Paperback]

Kathryn Lasky
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1 Jun 2008
Yo Ho! Bob is a pirate. Bob's friend, Yellow Jack, is also a pirate. In spare, compelling prose, Kathryn Lasky crafts a story of their unusual friendship; their hopes, dreams, and fears; and their search for happiness in the cutthroat world of pirates. David Clark's quirky illustrations capture the mood of the story and life on the high seas.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.; New edition (1 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570916470
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570916472
  • Product Dimensions: 26.6 x 23.4 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,452,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars great 9 Jun 2013
Thanks for speedy delivery of this text, I'm a teacher and already have a copy but could I find it when I needed it. I searched school, finally gave in, ordered a new one And it arrived just in time. Thank you so much!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Story elements in Pirate Bob 30 Jan 2008
By Lifelong Reader - Published on
Pirate Bob is a book whose illustrations capture the imagination of the reader. The story line leaves the reader wanting more. Lasky introduces the theme of trust and friendship, but doesn't seem to develop it throughout the center of the story line. Children will easily relate to the characters, especially the underlying theme of relationships. The meat and potatoes of pirate life seems to get in the way. There is ample potential for imagery, figurative language, humorous dialogue and rich description that seemed unfulfilled. Overall I think that children, especially boys, will get a kick out the pirate antics and captivating illustrations. Although this book would be a fun choice for independent reading, it doesn't lend itself to reading and writing instruction in the classroom.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is brilliant! 8 Mar 2011
By Lee Giezentanner - Published on
I don't quite understand the lower ratings this book has received so far. The purpose of this book was NOT to create a top-of-the-line plot, though it does have one and it is fine. What this book does is that it allows the reader to see what goes on inside the mind and lives of pirates during their "heyday." No other book explains what it was really like to be a pirate quite like this one does, and it does so in a very intelligent, engaging way. This book is informative, clever, with a nice story line and very captivating illustrations. But, above all this, it is as real as a child's book on piracy could ever be. There are tons of great books for children nowadays, and this is one of those unique books for children that is in the front of that pack.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pirate Bob 6 Feb 2010
By William J. Gallagher - Published on
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Pirate Bob was purchased for my four year old grandson. He is currently really into pirates. His mother had reserved the book at the local library and were on a long waiting list. This gives an idea of this book's popularity. Does the boy like it? Mama tells me he sleeps with it. She can recite it having read it so much.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Completely unimpressed 1 Aug 2013
By A. Simpson - Published on
I found it interesting that someone couldn't believe the bad reviews this book has gotten, while I find his positive review surprising. I get it--this is a book that allows you to go into the mind of a pirate. Maybe that's a good thing if you think being a pirate is interesting. I, however, do not find it remotely interesting, and I found this book boring. I am reading it to my son, and I can't wait to see what happens because I keep thinking to myself that it will get better. Instead, it ends on a negative note, and has left me thinking, "This book got published?" If you want to get into the mind of a pirate, which is a despicable way to live one's life, then this is the book for you. I took it out of the library, and am happy I haven't wasted any money buying it. I will not read this book again, and will gladly return it to the library.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pirate Bob 30 Jan 2008
By Teacher - Published on
Pirate Bob is a cute, well-illustrated picture book that would be a fun read for a family night at home. It captures kids' attention through its vibrantly illustrated pages and the use of pirate lingo. A young child will most likely enjoy the riviting tale of capturing an English boat and reaping its treasure. Young children will enjoy the author's humor and perhaps relate to the simple dialogue. The characters will tend to be enjoyed as every child pictures themselves in the life of a pirate. If you are wanting to deliver a lesson in literacy focusing on major literary devices and elements, this book may not be the perfect choice to use.
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