Pirate Princess by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Illustrated by Jill McElmurry
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Pages: 40 Jacketed Hardcover
Date Published: May 8, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s
A raucous tale of girl power on the high seas from author Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and illustrator Jill McElmurry!
Princess Bea isn’t like other princesses-she prefers pirate ships to tea parties, the salty sea over silly dolls. But what’s a landlocked princess to do?
Ahoy, Captain Jack to the rescue! When the captain offers Bea a place aboard his ship, it’s a dream come true-until she’s put to work swabbing the deck and making dinner for the crew. Can a princess like Bea put her royal gifts to work and make the pirates see that she’s seaworthy after all-or will they make her walk the plank?
A fabulous read aloud! The rhyme and rhythm is pulsing. Vocabulary great to learn and encourage. While I enjoyed this much more than my young preschooler daughter I am sure in a year or two this would provide many a laugh. I love it. Highly recommended for library read alouds as well as a classroom read.
*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a copy for review.*
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is the author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books for children, including Hampire!, illustrated by Howard Fine, and Tightrope Poppy the High-Wire Pig, illustrated by Sarah Dillard. Sudipta lives in New Jersey with her family. You can visit her online at www.sudipta.com.
Jill McElmurry is an author and illustrator of more than a dozen books for children, including Mad About Plaid and Mess Pets. She studied art at SUNY Purchase and the School of Visual Arts in New York. When she’s not producing books, Jill enjoys working with her husband and dog on their Higglety Pigglety Farm in New Mexico. You can visit her online at www.jillmcelmurry.com.