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Pirate vs. Pirate: The Terrific Tale of a Big, Blustery Maritime Match Hardcover – March 22, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 510L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; First Edition edition (March 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423122011
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423122012
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #563,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"An all-around winner."--Publishers Weekly

"Rip-roaring pirate yarn."--Booklist

"Four-Arrrrr! rating."--School Library Journal


"I love the book, and yer nippers will get a big kick out of it whether they're boys or girls."--Ol' Chumbucket, co-founder, Talk Like a Pirate Day

About the Author

Mary Quattlebaum is the author of more than a dozen children's books, including Winter Friends, Family Reunion, and the popular Jackson Jones series. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Marguerite de Angeli Prize and the Sugarman Award for Children's Literature. She writes frequently for The Washington Post, leads writing workshops, and speaks at conferences. She lives in Washington, D.C.


Alexandra Boiger was born in Munich and started her career as an animator for Warner Bros. She is the illustrator of such award-winning books as Little Bit Scary People, While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat, and Roxie and the Hooligans. Alexandra dedicated this book, her favorite project to date, to her husband. She lives in San Anselmo, California.

More About the Author

Mary Quattlebaum is an award-winning children's book author. Her new picture book Pirate vs. Pirate is a "rip-roaring pirate yarn" (Booklist) about two buccaneers--a guy and a girl--who both want to be the biggest, baddest pirate in the world. School Library Journal gave it a "four-arrrrr! rating."

Pirate vs. Pirate was inspired by Mary's husband, who asked for a pirate book so he could dress up like a pirate at book events. Mary actually is amazed at the number of kids (and adults) who, like her husband, want to dress up like pirates and shout "arrrr" along with the characters in the book.

Some of Mary's other titles include Winter Friends (starred review, Publishers Weekly), a book of poems based on her snowy city neighborhood, and Sparks Fly High (starred review, Kirkus), her retelling of a Colonial American folktale. Mary's humorous Jackson Jones chapter-book series features a city boy and his adventures in a community garden. The first book, Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns, was called "fast-paced and funny" (Booklist). The latest title, Jackson Jones and the Curse of the Outlaw Rose, is a "unique mystery" (School Library Journal) about a haunted, historical rosebush.

Mary is eagerly awaiting two soon-to-be-published picture books. The Hungry Ghost of Rue Orleans is about a playful ghost who haunts a New Orleans restaurant. Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond was inspired by the pond and wild critters of Mary's country childhood.

When she is not writing, Mary likes to garden, read, walk the family dogs, play the harmonica (badly), juggle (very badly), and eat popcorn (noisily).

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We highly recommend this book for all young children!
Prateep Ghose
We bought this book both because our kids have been big fans of this author's other works and because our five year old son loves pirates.
Shelley
With its pirate vocabulary and clever choice of words, this book is loads of fun (both for parents and kids) to read out loud.
MC

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jane Smith on January 3, 2012
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If you're looking for a picture book that is sure to become a family favorite, look no further. Pirate vs. Pirate will delight young and old pirates alike. You might expect a story about pirates to have funny pirate lingo, adventure, and sharks, but this story has all of that and so much more. Prepare for a number of fun twists and turns, including the outcome of the maritime match between Bad Bart and Mean Mo at the Blue Lagoon. Parents and teachers will enjoy the illustrations and messages and kids will have fun reading this book aloud--and quoting the salty sea-dog insults and the sweet talk that follows.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shelley on September 1, 2011
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We bought this book both because our kids have been big fans of this author's other works and because our five year old son loves pirates. We figured this book would appeal mostly to him but were then delighted to see that one of the two main protagonists in this tale was a woman pirate. Our seven-year-old daughter was entranced, and this has become a favorite bedtime book in our household. The writing is playful and fun, and the book has a great message. My kids are sitting here with me as I write this and said to write "Buy this book if you have a kid aged one to nine!" (The inside cover recommends ages 4-8.) :)
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By Prateep Ghose on April 27, 2014
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Excellent book! Our grandchildren loved it. We highly recommend this book for all young children! We are pleased with our purchase.
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I picked up this book at a local bookstore on a whim for my son. I adore it. The story is wonderful. I love how one of the two main pirates is a woman. Terribly funny to read out loud like a pirate would.
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Is the biggest baddest pirate on the seven seas a girl? She may very well be! Find out in this rollicking pirate yarn, which is also a hoot to read aloud.
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