Backbeard and the Birthday Suit

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Set sail for a hairy adventure.

Sure, pirates are rough and tough and stinky. But after one particularly rowdy birthday party, even Backbeard must admit that it's time for him to buy a new suit.

With the local clothing shop out of all the traditional pirate garb, even a pirate as ornery as Backbeard can't always get what he wants. Backbeard's unusual new birthday suit will either make him the laughingstock of the whole ship, or the most stylish pirate to ever raise the Jolly Roger.


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wonderful lesson

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A wonderful lesson in accepting others because you like them not because of what they wear. Read full review

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Ugh! That pirate is GROSS! Needless to say, I'm buying two copies for the library's collection.... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

MATTHEW McELLIGOTT is the author of several books for children, including The Lion's Share, Absolutely Not, and Backbeard and the Birthday Suit. He teaches at Sage College and also visits elementary schools around the country. He lives in New

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