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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Lexile Measure: 360L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (March 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439799597
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439799591
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 11.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,747,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2–A group of rough, tough girl pirates sneaks over to Toms house to steal the front of his house to disguise their ship. When Tom hears them, he asks to join them, and they agree. Then its off to steal a treasure that belongs to adult pirates, and they are so befuddled by the ships house front that they give it up easily. This leads to victory and a good nights sleep for Tom. Harriss soothing text has a storytellers rhythm built in. The rhyming couplets are interspersed with questions that lead to the next section of the tale, clarifying and expanding it. The text is written in a rolling font that adds to the movement of the pirate ship. Allwrights illustrations are moody and midnight-colored with some collages added in. Their texture, made of maps and graph paper among other items, adds to the mystery of the adventures. The storys touch of the ridiculous will appeal to young listeners, especially surrounding the adult pirates. This tale would be terrific at a pajama storytime, and its pirate theme will satisfy many young girls and boys.–Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ
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From Booklist

PreS-K. In a rhyming story, a little boy named Tom lies in his bed as shadows form in the moonlight outside his window. He doesn't know what to make of them and fears the worst until he discovers that he's being recruited by girl pirates. Tom joins the crew and off they sail in their house/ship to an island, scaring off a band of grown-up pirates before making a quick voyage home. The simple, rhythmic story is enhanced by Allwright's exuberant illustrations. Working in a combination of paint and collage, she sets her cartoonish characters jauntily against the striking blue backgrounds of a night sky. Children will delight in her use of unusual angles and the sheer energy of each double-page spread. Young fashionistas, for instance, will be amused by the extravagant hat worn by the captain of the girl pirates. A sure bet for bedtime, but suggest this for daytime sharing, too. Todd Morning
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Customer Reviews

I love this book and so do my kids.
mgreen
My son has asked me to read this book every night for the past month and a half, and tonight, he read (memorized) the book, and read it to ME!
Sarah Rice
The illustrations are beautiful, the books flows easily and the story is cute in a non-violent pirate way.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By anon on February 28, 2006
Format: Hardcover
We picked this book up in the UK recently (different publisher) - it's the new favorite book in our house. My 4 yr old has memorized all the words - can't go to sleep without reading it. Even my 7 yr old will come in when he hears us reading this book. Great for boys and girls (the pirates ARE girls after all). Beautiful illustrations, lovely rhyming, can't say enough good things!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By mamareadssomuch on May 30, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Lovely illustrations take the reader into pirateland; the slowing moving text across the pages makes sleepytime come for certain. We crave anything about pirates and this is a fun bedtime story to add to our list.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DMomBlog on July 25, 2006
Format: Hardcover
We love this book! We are parents who love anything pirate. We were so happy to find a book for our 2-year-old daughter about rowdy girl pirates. Often pirate books are about boys. Its fun that a boy gets to come along on the adventure, but its the girls who are the main protagonists. The illustrations are great too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ulyyf on August 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
It has really cute illustrations, and they shine with the wonderful, just-a-little-bit-exciting text.

Tom's bedroom is invaded by girl pirates, who welcome him aboard their boat when they steal the front of his house for disguise. All the pirates (and Tom) go, they non-violently steal treasure from the grown-up pirates, and Tom ends up back home safe in bed.

I have yet to meet a kid who didn't enjoy this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RealHousewifeOfNoCal on November 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
there's nothing worse than having your kids ask you to read a book that doesn't flow well, is too wordy, or that's just plain boring. as a teacher and mama, i LOVE this book! it has perfectly cadenced wording, flows very well, and contains our favorite children's book quote: "If you don't give me back my treasure, I'll tell my mummy!!"

JUST BUY IT you won't regret it...even if you don't like pirates. (who doesn't like pirates!?!?!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By McCoffeeDad on July 8, 2013
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed the illustrations and liked the fact that the 'heroes' were female, but Night Pirates is just a little bit too all-over-the-place to be a great children's story. I think my children were a bit confused in the end, and a few of the illustrations were too abstract to really work with the story.

I picked this up from the local library, and while it is fun to read once or twice, I probably wouldn't put this on a permanent shelf.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Rice on April 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book in St Thomas, while on vacation away from my kids. My son who just turned four, loves pirates - so when I saw this book, I knew he would love it. The illustration is beautiful, and the words are so nicely placed - well it just makes it interesting!
I enjoy reading it to my 3 kids, I have 2 girls and one boy, so the fact that the pirates are girls, with one boy pirate, it just makes it fun for everyone!
My son has asked me to read this book every night for the past month and a half, and tonight, he read (memorized) the book, and read it to ME! He loves "his" lines, which I cue him to say throughout the book.
A fun read - we will enjoy it for many years I am sure!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jenny A. Blackburn on January 31, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is one of my favorite children's books (and fortunately my 3-year old son likes it too). The illustrations are original and fun, the story as enjoyable to read, and the heroes are LITTLE GIRL PIRATES who spirit away a little boy on a grand adventure. You can't help but love it!
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