The Gingerbread Pirates

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Candlewick Press, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
19 Reviews
What if a brave Captain Cookie stood up to Santa? A fresh, funny story that sparkles with all the excitement of a pirate adventure ó and all the magic of Christmas morning.

Itís Christmas Eve, and Jim and his mother are making pirate gingerbread men to leave for Santa. Jimís favorite is Captain Cookie, who carries a gingerbread cutlass and has a toothpick peg leg. The captain is much too good to be eaten, so Jim keeps him close by his bed. But late that night, when Jim is fast asleep, Captain Cookie steptaps away on a daring adventure to find his pirate crew ó and rescue them from that mysterious character heís heard about: a cannibal named Santa Claus. At once contemporary and timeless, suspenseful and joyous, this masterfully illustrated tale is destined to be a new holiday classic.

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User Review  - Alissa Sparks - Goodreads

This book is one of my favorite holiday books because it makes me see how one can be creative making gingerbread cookies. I find students would like this story and want to go home and make their own ... Read full review

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User Review  - Riley Sorem - Goodreads

This holiday tale is definitely original. Jim and his mom make gingerbread pirates and ;eave them out for Santa. Santa meets the crew and turns them into wooden pirates to be a gift for Jim. This is a cute simple story that is perfect treat for the holidays. Read full review

About the author (2012)

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; JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, retold by E. Nesbit; and íTWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. He lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

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