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Pirates, Ho! [Kindle Edition]

Sarah L. Thomson , Stephen Gilpin
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

We are pirates, pirates, ho! Swashbuckling pirates sail the seas, braving storms, battles, and other pirates! From the first mate down to the cabin boy, they are rascals through and through. But at night, by the light of the moon, they tell each other ghost stories and guess who ends up being scared? Stephen Gilpin’s hand-drawn and digitally colored artwork is a bold, perfect match with Sarah L. Thomson’s rollicking, rhyming text.

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About the Author

Sarah L. Thomson has published more than twenty-five books for young readers. She has created fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, fantasy and realism for age levels from kindergarten through high school. Her books include an adventure about two friends who rescue a dragon’s egg; a picture-book biography of Abraham Lincoln; and a young readers’ version of the best-selling title Three Cups of Tea; along with poetry for picture- book readers and nonfiction I Can Read! titles about tigers, whales, sharks, gorillas, and snakes. She is the author of Pirates, Ho!, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin; Around the Neighborhood, illustrated by Jana Christy; and Cinderella, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli. Sarah lives in Portland, Maine, with her daughter, who helps with inspiration, and her two cats, who help by lying on the piece of paper that she needs most. Visit her online: www.sarahlthomson.com

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Fun Book 10 July 2013
By Dr. Bojan Tunguz TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Ever since becoming a parent I've bought and read more children's books then I thought possible. And all of this before by son has learned how to talk properly! I've realized that with the wealth of titles and content out there it can be hard for parents to decide which books would be best worth their time and money. However, of all the books I've gotten this far I don't think I've personally enjoyed any single one more than this book about Pirates. Pirates are, of course, one of the little boys' favorite characters, but even as an adult I was able to really enjoy going through this book. It's written in verse, and a pretty good verse at that. There is really no plotline as such, but I am not really bothered by it. The narrative voice is very original and authentic. The book manages to strike the perfect balance between the fearsome and ghoulish on one hand, and innocently playful on the other. This is probably one book that I see myself rereading often over the next few years.

Another thing that I really loved about this book are the illustrations. The characters are both whimsical and mildly menacing looking. I love the crisp illustrative style of this book a lot, and will probably look into other works illustrated by Stephen Gilpin.

I only wish that I got the hardcover version of this book. My paperback edition is already showing too many signs of wear and use.

Overall, this is a wonderful children's book that can be fun to read for both the parents and the children. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 13 Aug. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my Tab to entertain my grandson age 3. He loved the pictures but is still waiting for the 'sound to come on' he understands real books and dvds but hasn't grasped the concept of the tab! I will try again in a few months, he may appreciate more when a little older.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Alright 24 Jun. 2014
By Kim
Format:Kindle Edition
It was alright it was a bit babyish for me but my brother enjoyed it
I would give it a six an a half out o ten by Sarah l Thomson is a good writer and should keep up th goo work
Love to hear and read another adventurous story by Sarah
From Billy
Ps keep on going :p
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for toddlers 20 July 2014
By JJ
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Both my grandsons loved this book and joined in when I shouted out Pirates Ho!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not designed for Kindle 4 Jun. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This doesn't work on Kindle Fire....the text is too small to read and can't be enlarged...pity, as the illustrations are lovely.
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