From Publishers Weekly
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"Ted Naifeh, best known for his series Courtney Crumrin, has crafted a fun and entertaining tale that probably appeals to the young at heart more than it does to the young, but that's a strength rather than a weakness. It's truly an all-ages comic..."
All Ages Reads:
"Polly is a good read, and a lot of fun."
"Beneath its vibrantly colored cover, is a story that can easily succeed in finding the kid in all of us."
"It isn't very often that a book this entertaining happens along, one that is so across the board approachable to young kids and adults alike."
"Ted Naifeh is a master craftsmen and is armed with a sharp wit and a keen ability to write."
"When a writer allows a reader into every nook and cranny of a character, even such as the way he or she talks, it aids to the full immersion of a story, which is exactly what happened to me when I read this. I felt as if I was truly out on the high seas, treasure in my veins and a blade at my side, ready for action and able to tackle any feat."
"Polly and the Pirates was more fun that I had expected."
"This one jumps high on my list of books I would hand to any kid, any where, any time, and tell them to read."
"[Polly has] just the right mix of cleverness and honor and humor for all-ages readers."
Yet Another Comics Blog:
"[Ted] Naifeh really makes the story come alive with wit and adventure and interesting characters."
"[Polly's] transformation from wallflower to mover-and-shaker plays out across the entire book, and comes across as perfectly logical and understandable."
"It's in many ways a more fantastical version of San Francisco, one that still has larger-than-life figures like the self-proclaimed Emperor Norton, but has gone a step further."
"So many things in Polly and the Pirates are shown rather than stated, and the end result is a book that treats its readers as intelligent people and doesn't waste time assuming otherwise. It's a refreshing change from so many books that seem to think "all-ages" means "too dimwitted to understand."
"Fans of Courtney Crumrin shouldn't be disappointed that Naifeh took a detour into Polly and the Pirates; rather, they should be excited that now they have a second Naifeh-created series to fall in love with."