Back of Book:
Come aboard, young mateys, for a humorous, colorful, and thoroughly piratical retelling of “The Night Before Christmas!” On a ship of mischievous brigands—who have visions of treasure chests, not sugar plums, dancing in their heads—you wouldn’t expect a visit from jolly St. Nick. Instead, here comes Sir Peggedy, with his peg leg and hook arm, cracking his whip and driving eight giant seahorses: Salty, Scurvy, Sinbad, Mollie, Cutthroat, Cross-Eyes, Roger, and Jolly. But even buccaneers can catch the holiday spirit …
My students are always in love with any kind pirate story and this book is no exception. The text is written in the same rhyme and tone as the traditional Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore. My students loved all the fun pirate verses that were in the story. The illustrations are full of color and details. The back of the book has a pirate glossary with the pirate definitions. This is a fantastic Christmas read aloud that readers are sure to enjoy over and over.
Ages 6 and up