Pirates Don’t Go to School!

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Jake, a young pirate, is tired of scrubbing the poop deck, tired of mending the sails, and tired of scraping barnacles off the hull of the ship. What he really wants is to go to school. His parents and grandmother are horrified. They tell Jake school is hard work and has too many rules and that the teachers are mean. But Jake doesn’t give up. He keeps on asking and asking to be able to go to school. He doesn’t care if pirates aren’t supposed to go to school. At long last, his family is convinced to let Jake go and try it out. Feeling nervous and needing a friend, he sneaks his pet parrot, Polly, along with him under his hat, and when Polly escapes in the classroom, things get pretty interesting.

Author Alan MacDonald has written a fun and truly funny introduction to some of the worries kids have about school by turning them on their heads. Magda Brol’s bright and detailed illustrations complete the story and will keep little eyes searching the pages for all the silliness that can be found there. This is a book with wonderful messages delightfully hidden in a charming picture book.

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Author Alan MacDonald, with illustrations by Magda Brol
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Tiger Tales
Publish Date 2019-09-01
ISBN 9781680101560
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Issue January 2020
Category Children's


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