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A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas

Philip Yates’ rollicking rhymes and Sebastia Serra’s sprightly, fun-filled pictures turn this Christmas perennial into a jubilant celebration. Now in board!

The stockin’s were stuck to the bowsprit with tar,

In hopes that Sir Peggedy soon would be thar.

With impeccable rhythm and a great sense of fun, Philip Yates skillfully adds pirate adds pirate adventure to Clement C. Moore’s beloved Christmas story. Written from the point of view of a young boy on a pirate ship, the book details his discovery of Sir Peggedy’s arrival aboard the ship and all of the excitement that follows. Yates’s energetic use of pirate language and Sebastia Serra’s vibrant illustrations, full of clever details, combine to create a world all their own.

Our Review Panel says...

This book serves as a fun way of introducing the classic poem The Night Before Christmas to younger children. On a pirate ship filled with mischievous brigands who have visions of treasure chests dancing in their heads, you will find Sir Peggedy cracking his whip and driving giant seahorses. A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas is a clever and humorous book with a story that will engage younger children and that could act as a stimulus for older children to change the original Christmas poem into their own imaginative new setting.

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