A Pirate's Twelve Days of Christmas by Philip Yates

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On the first day of Christmas, a gift was sent to me: a parrot in a palm tree! Ahoy mateys--Christmas is coming and even pirates celebrate the holiday! This follow-up to the hugely popular A Pirate's Night Before Christmas offers a witty re-imagining of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”—with a sly buccaneer twist. A brave cabin boy receives marvelously mysterious gifts for each of the 12 days he is left alone to guard the pirate ship: 12 cannons blastin', 9 mermaids singin', 6 Jolly Rogers, and so on—but who are they from? With impeccable rhythm and a lively sense of fun, Philip Yates and Sebastià Serra create a delightful world all their own.

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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 August 23, 2012 by Sterling. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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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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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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