A Pirate's Night Before Christmas by Philip Yates

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Young mateys will find plenty of holiday joy in this humorous, colorful, and thoroughly piratical version of the beloved Clement C. Moore classic. On this ship of mischievous brigands—who have visions of treasure chests, not sugarplums, dancing in their heads—you wouldn’t expect a visit from nice 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.
Philip Yates’ rollicking rhymes and Sebastià Serra’s sprightly, fun-filled pictures—featuring whimsically multicolored seahorses, stockings hung on the ship’s bowsprit with tar, child-friendly pirates, and a complete treasure map—turn this Christmas perennial into a jubilant celebration!

About Philip Yates

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Philip Yates lives in Austin, TX, and works at the Will Hampton Branch of Oak Hill Library in the Austin Public Library system. He is the co-author, with Matt Rissinger, of several humor books for children, including Biggest Joke Book in the World, Great Book of Zany Jokes, and World's Silliest Jokes, all published by Sterling. His first pirate picture book for Sterling was A Pirate's Night Before Christmas. Sebastià Serra hails from Barcelona, Spain, where he studied Fine Arts at the Universitat de Barcelona. He is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines and on television. Sebastià has illustrated a number of picture books in Spain and in the US. His work has also been displayed in exhibitions all over the world, including the US, Italy, Japan, China, and Korea.
Published October 7, 2008 by Sterling. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The lonely lad is left behind to swab the decks when all the other pirates leave to “plunder wrecks.” He awakens the next morning to a surprise gift: “a parrot in a palm tree!” The patterned text of the familiar song unfolds, including cutlasses, black cats, chests of gold, monkeys, mermaids and ...

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Serra’s busy illustrations capture the pirate antics with a modern, moody edge, and a glossary defines all the pirate terms for little pirate wannabes.

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