Roger, the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist

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Roger is a lousy pirate. In fact, whenever there is any real pirating to do, the other pirates scowl and send him away.

Roger wishes he could think of something – anything – that would prove he is a good pirate. So when, in the middle of a great battle, Roger has a jolly idea, no–one – not even Roger himself – has a clue that he will soon change the face of pirating forever!

This is the first picture book both written and illustrated by Brett Helquist, who is best known for his drawings in Lemony Snicket's bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events. Here, his full–colour spreads capture fierce battles, magnificent ships, and the warmth and humour of one very unusual pirate.

Ages 4–7

 

About Brett Helquist

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Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Roger, The Jolly Pirate, to the alarming New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events, to the cozy E. B. White Read-Aloud Award finalist bedtime for bear. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published April 1, 2004 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Helquist takes a break from illustrating “A Series of Unfortunate Events” for a solo debut, offering an eye-rolling account of the pirate flag’s origin.

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''The work was hard, monotonous, dirty and dangerous.'' In fact, ''a fortunate pirate might swashbuckle just a few hours each month.'' Even so, Adkins explains, piracy was, ''in some ways, better than most jobs,'' since few employers in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries operated under the dem...

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Publishers Weekly

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When Roger lights a match, the resulting explosion leaves him covered in flour and looking like a skeleton, which frightens the good guys into abandoning ship—and inspires the skull-and-crossbones flag now known as the "Jolly Roger."

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