Pirate for Hire

Book - 2007
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When the Pirate Council tells Backbeard that he must stop wearing colorful clothing and look more fearsome, he decides to quit being a pirate and get a job on shore, if only he can find work that matches his particular skills.
Publisher: New York : Walker Pub., 2007
ISBN: 9780802796325
Branch Call Number: JP McEll 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill
Alternative Title: Pirate for hire


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Feb 26, 2015

Backbeard (not Blackbeard) is a pirate. He and his crew wear bright colors, and he has a pig on his shoulder instead of a parrot. Unfortunately, NONE of these things are okay with the Pirate Council. (Did you know there was a Pirate Council?) So it's off to look for a regular job, which is hard when you're the hairiest, smelliest, dirtiest pirate who ever lived. Oh hey, the tea shop is hiring, that should work out, right?

I'm not a big fan of dirty, hairy, smelly pirate stories, but this one was funny enough to win me over. Plus, one member of Backbeard's crew is a woman, and one is a person of color, which for children's books about pirates is like an explosion of diversity. (Which is very sad. What's with that?)

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