A Pirate Christmas

The Nativity Story

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Pub Date 21 Sep 2018 | Archive Date 13 May 2019
Lion Hudson Ltd, Lion Children's Bks

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Description

Chart ye course for the Great Christmas Treasure Hunt!

 

Pirate Dad, Joe, and Cannon, the ship’s guinea pig, sit glumly on the poop deck. Tonight is the Buccaneers’ Ball AND the Great Christmas Treasure Hunt. It’s the best event of the pirate year and all their friends are there – but they’re missing it! To cheer them up, Pirate Dad starts to read a Christmassy story. It’s not what Joe is expecting… but it’s pretty amazing, and soon they are finding out about the greatest treasure of all!


Chart ye course for the Great Christmas Treasure Hunt!

 

Pirate Dad, Joe, and Cannon, the ship’s guinea pig, sit glumly on the poop deck. Tonight is the Buccaneers’ Ball AND the Great...


A Note From the Publisher

Suzy Senior has worked in publishing since she was old enough to be let loose in a company car. She had a fabulous time visiting bookshops across Scotland and the North of England, until she had two lovely children and had to calm down a little. In her spare time she likes to write books for children, but usually has to clean out the guinea pigs instead. She was shortlisted in the National Literacy Trust and Bloomsbury Children’s Books Poetry Prize 2015.

Suzy Senior has worked in publishing since she was old enough to be let loose in a company car. She had a fabulous time visiting bookshops across Scotland and the North of England, until she had two...


Advance Praise

“This is such an endearing Pirate tale, fun for all the family with a beautiful retelling of that first Christmas. Pass this on to your little pirates and equip them in their pirate shenanigans and knowledge of one of my all time favourite Bible stories.” Gemma Hunt, CBeebies Swashbuckle

“An engaging and unique retelling of the Christmas story and a perfect read for that Yo-Ho-Holy Night!” Bob Hartman, storyteller and author

"A strikingly illustrated, fun, and innovative new take on the Christmas story - every child's stocking should have a copy!" Rebecca Elliott, children's author and illustrator


“This is such an endearing Pirate tale, fun for all the family with a beautiful retelling of that first Christmas. Pass this on to your little pirates and equip them in their pirate...


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Could have been longer but the story was fine. My 6 year old sat and listened and enjoyed the story and that’s what you want

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This book had me at ‘a lass called Mary’. It’s such a wonderful way to tell the Navivity story and I’m looking forward to reading it to my Nephew on Christmas Eve.

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I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

What an awesome way to convey the Nativity Story. Pirate Dad and Joe read the story. Joe ask questions and Dad tries to figure out the answers. Isn’t that what all of us do with our children? The illustrations are fun. Bright colors with not-so-scary pirates, missing teeth, big bellies and all. The story is a bit clunky in the beginning with the treasure map but it picks up once the story begins. I look forward to reading it to my grandsons.

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What an awesome way to convey the Nativity Story. I picked this book to read to my grandchildren because, Pirates and Christmas, what's not to like. We were in for a big surprise. Instead of a pirate party, we were treated to a Pirate Christmas Story, complete with "a Lass named Mary" and lots of treasure. This was the Nativity story told with a pirate's eye. As Pirate Dad and Joe read the story, Joe asked questions and Dad answered. My grandchildren enjoyed this format and then asked me the same questions. The illustrations are fun, bright and large. These pirates are not scary, but they do have missing teeth, skinny legs, big bellies and Bright colors with not-so-scary pirates, missing teeth, big bellies and instead of a parrot, they have a hamster. The party eventually happens aboard the boat, but the message of the true meaning of Christmas is there sparkling in the stars. A great book for a family library. I am definitely going to purchase a copy of this book for my Sunday School Church Library. The publisher, Lion Hudson Ltd, generously provided me with a copy of this book to read upon my request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.

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A Pirate Christmas By Suzy Senior is a fun book to read at Christmas to remind children the true gift, Jesus. Cannon and Pirate Dad are unable to attend a Christmas party so Pirate Dad reads Cannon the story of the first Christmas as a reminder that there is more to think about during the season besides parties, treasure hunts and even treasure.

Thank you NetGalley and Lion Hudson Publishing for the opportunity to review this book pre-release. I was granted access in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to leave a positive review.

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I wasn't really excited about this book. I would buy it for my library because pirate books and Christmas books are really popular. I just feel like this book is missing that indefinable spark that gets people excited about books.

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Well, this was certainly a new take on the nativity tale- as told by a pirate dad to his son. The kiddos may enjoy this story, it does have a perspective the kids will relate to- who gives a baby gold, frankincense, and myrrh? Dad and son are missing the annual pirate Xmas party, which leads to a reading of the story, but they do have a pleasant surprise coming at he end of the story. Kids will find it appealing. Illustrations were amusing.

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I wasn't too sure what to expect, but hey, with pirates and Christmas, you can't go wrong. Catling's illustrations are wonderful and Senior's story of a leaky rowboat, missed Christmas party, and the nativity was just as wonderful. I am not sure if this would have become a holiday read in my house, but it would certainly have been read multiple times. I loved the names of Pirate Dad's friends, and the fact the guinea pig was wearing pants.

Thank you NetGalley and Lion Children's Books for the opportunity to read an advance reader copy.

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What an awesome way to convey the Nativity Story. I requested this book to read to my friends kids because it sounds fun and it was!. The kids loved it. I thought it was cute. Pirates telling the nativity story. They all love they're pirates and they got a little God in there too! Reminds me of Patch the Pirate!

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This book was such a good book. I read it and enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend it to anyone.

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