The Gingerbread Pirates

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Candlewick Press, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
31 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  - Julianna - Goodreads

Super adorable picture book, also one of my favorites. I love the illustrations, the plot, the characters, everything about it. The story was really creative and funny, and i loved the originality. Read full review

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User Review  - The Book Maven - Goodreads

Imaginative Jim has a great ideaó ďLet's make gingerbread pirates!Ē he proposes to his mother on Christmas Eve. Captain Cookie, Jim's favored creation, even has a peg-leg (in the form of a toothpick ... 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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