Posted by: montclairlibrary | September 19, 2012

Talk like a pirate

Treasure Island book spine photo by Jenni Douglas

Yar! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day again! If you’re a teen looking for a little inspiration to help you throw some avasts and scurvy dogs into casual conversation today, check out this list of Young Adult Books About Pirates we found on Pinterest.

Some highlights from the list in the OPL collection:
The Giant Rat of Sumatra: or, Pirates Galore by Sid Fleischman
A cabin boy on a pirate ship finds himself in San Diego in 1846 as war breaks out between the United States and Mexico.

Pirates!: The True and Remarkable Adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kington, Female Pirates by Celia Rees (at Montclair)
In 1722, after arriving with her brother at the family’s Jamaican plantation where she is to be married off, sixteen-year-old Nancy Kington escapes with her slave friend, Minerva Sharpe, and together they become pirates traveling the world in search of treasure.

The Pirate Captain’s Daughter by Eve Bunting (at Montclair)
Upon her mother’s death, fifteen-year-old Catherine puts her courage and strength to the test by disguising herself as a boy to join her father, a pirate captain, on a ship whose crew includes men who are trying to steal a treasure from him.

Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle (elsewhere in OPL)
Quebrado has been a slave on captain Bernadino de Talavera’s pirate ship for years, but when a hurricane sinks the ship and kills most of the crew, Quebrado escapes to safety and finds acceptance and refuge in a nearby village.

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