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Product Details

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478151706
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478151708
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 8.4 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #914,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Roman draws the reader in from the first page with illustrations that are cheerful and clever." - Kirkus Review

"It's awe-inspiring when a book offers young readers a sense of purpose and encourages them that they too can determine their own destinies with hard work and perseverance." - The Children's Book Review

"She foregoes the often-used technique of rhyming text in favor of a more natural, conversational tone that effectively captures the spirit of a child's imagination and daily play." - The Foreword Review


Star of Remarkable Merit- Kirkus Award
Named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012
Pinnacle Award 2013


Winner of the 2013 ERIK Award for Best Children's Book 2013!

About the Author

Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with her husband that employs close to five hundred people. Her most favorite job is being grandmother to her many grandchildren.  Roman has two wonderful sons and hit the jackpot in the daughter-in-law department. She currently lives on Long Island with her husband.

Her first series, Captain No Beard has been lauded by the Kirkus Review and read by children around the world.  Her next project is the book series I Want To Do Yoga, Too.  She is currently working on a new educational series that explores different cultures from a child's point of view.

More About the Author

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Remarkable Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series.
Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.
Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.
Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.

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Adorable characters, wonderful, colorful illustrations combined with an entertaining tale make for a delightful story time!
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My 8 year old son and 5 year old daughter think this book is great.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ryan J. Dejonghe TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 18, 2013
Format: Paperback
Not only did Kirkus Reviews award CAPTAIN NO BEARD their star of merit, but they also named CAPTAIN NO BEARD on their "Best of 2012" list. CAPTAIN NO BEARD shares space on that list with other notables Wonder, * THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN BOOK, Extra Yarn, and Green. To accomplish this as a self-published work is truly impressive.

CAPTAIN NO BEARD is the first book in a current four-part series that describes the imaginary adventures of Alexander and his cousin Hallie (also known as the Captain's First Mate). They are joined by Mongo the mast-climbing monkey, Linus the loud-mouthed lion, and Fribbit the floppy frog. This alliteration is just the beginning of the wordy fun.

Author Carole P. Roman has a knack of incorporating word play that teaches children valuable lessons while moving her story along. This is evidenced in such nuances as No Beard always saying "being a Captain is hard work" while others are doing the actual work or when No Beard needs his pirate dictionary to look up what "shiver me timbers" means ("oh my goodness").

Carole P. Roman deftly captures Captain No Beard's story with illustrations she found through a CreateSpace artist. The water colored pictures are warm and cheerful, helping children carry along the story.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Becky Schollian on May 13, 2013
Format: Paperback
Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life...What an amazing book!! My daughter received this book as a gift a few months ago. We read it to My 5 yr old G'son and boy I'll tell you he is hooked on Captain No Beard. It is absolutely fabulous how Captain no Beard & his crew captures the imaginary fields for the development of our young ones. We just love this book!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews on April 19, 2013
Format: Paperback
My son and I read and reviewed this book for Mother Daughter Book Reviews. Here are our thoughts:

SON SAYS:

This story is about a pirate who wants to get treasure. He sails on his boat with Mongo the Monkey, Linus the Lion, Fribbit the Frog, and Hallie the first mate looking for adventure. The cover and the pictures in the book were good - I liked them. My favorite picture is the first one in the book when it has all of the crew together. In that picture though, the monkey has a really big head and a tiny body. They should change it. My favorite part of the book is when Hallie almost falls overboard and Fribbit kept saying all the wrong things and changing what he was saying, like "Man - I mean - girl overboard" and at the end when he says "...overboard! I mean almost overboard!" That was a funny part. I liked the surprise of who the mermaid was at the end. I liked this book and I think boys and girls 10 and under would like this book.

MOM SAYS:

Captain No Beard and his motley crew of sailors head off on an adventure on the high seas aboard his mighty frigate, The Flying Dragon. But as the crew is wondering what it is sailors do aboard ships, and as they encounter stormy weather and a mysterious mermaid, he soon discovers that "Being a captain is hard work."

Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life is an amusing picture book that puts the reader in the minds of a young boy and girl who pretend they are sailing the seas aboard a pirate ship. The story is filled with fun pirate quips such as "shiver me timbers!", "batten down the hatches", "sail ho", "Davy Jones's locker" and more. There are plenty of opportunities to adopt different accents and voices for each of the characters. It was a fun book to read aloud!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cameron Switzer on April 21, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
A fun little story with excellent illustration; great for young children and Foreign learners of English! I enjoyed reading this quickly on my way to work and think it would be a good story to share with youngsters.

I hope that Captain No Beard continues his adventures with his first Mate and their crew.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Autumn Nauling on April 25, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
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There is just something about Captain No Beard and his crew that we love. K loves pirates and so reading about the adventures that Captain No Beard has is fun for him. I really enjoyed how some pirate talk was in this book, in the others that we have read there haven't been as much besides the word "Aye". In this one we get Shiver me timbers and we find out what that means. And Swab the Deck! I started telling K to swab the deck and he looked me like I was crazy. The illustrations within the story are just so awesomely done and it fits the story perfectly. K loved the whole book and asked me to read it again. I loved the ending and how they saw a 'mermaid' with treasure. Great story to read, I highly recommend this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Angela on May 19, 2014
Format: Paperback
The Captain No Beard stories are fun, imaginative, colorfully illustrated, and full of details. My girls were both interested in seeing how Captain No Beard's adventures played out--and in creating (or remembering) some similar adventures of their own. It's a fun series for both boys and girls with characters that kids will love and "adventures" to which they will readily relate. I think this book was our favorite from the series--it was a great opener to the Captain No Beard collection.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for use in a blog review. All opinions are my own.
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