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Pirate Princess
by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Jill McElmurry


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Princess Bea isn't like other princesses--she prefers pirate ships above tea parties, the salty sea over silly dolls. But what's a landlocked princess to do?

Ahoy, Captain Jack to the rescue When the captain offers Bea a place aboard his ship, it's a dream come true--until she's put to work swabbing the decks and making dinner for the crew.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Princess Bea isn't like other princesses--she prefers pirate ships above tea parties, the salty sea over silly dolls. But what's a landlocked princess to do?

Ahoy, Captain Jack to the rescue When the captain offers Bea a place aboard his ship, it's a dream come true--until she's put to work swabbing the decks and making dinner for the crew. Can a princess like Bea put her royal gifts to work and make the pirates see that she's seaworthy after all--or will they make her walk the plank?

Pirate Princess is a raucous tale of girl power on the high seas, from author Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and illustrator Jill McElmurry.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780061142420
  • ISBN-10: 0061142425
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Girls & Women
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-03-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

For bookish tomboy Princess Bea, the seven seas beat the stuffy palace any day. In Bardhan-Quallen’s (Hampire!) story, which unfolds in steady if uninspired rhymed couplets, the young royal follows her dream with gusto when she climbs aboard “a real-live pirate ship.” However, she fails as a deck swabber and is a queasy lookout: “The crow’s nest swayed with every gust,/ A gentle rocking motion./ Bea clutched the mast, and then she just.../ Heave-hoed into the ocean.” (Contrary to the verse, the vertically oriented spread shows Bea unloading her lunch onto the beleaguered Captain Jack.) Just when she’s about to walk the plank, the crew discovers that Bea has a “nose for treasure”—X marks the spot in this tale’s happy ending. McElmurry’s (Who Stole Mona Lisa?) angular pirates are (literally) a colorful lot, sporting hair in punk rock shades, earrings, buckles, and elaborate footwear. The composition of the spreads is fairly conventional; highlights include a page dedicated to the awful meal Bea cooks and a worm’s-eye-view of the treasure digging. Ages 4–8. Agent: Rachel Orr, Prospect Agency. Illustrator’s agent: Wernick & Pratt Agency. (May)

 
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