How I Became a Pirate

by Melinda Long, illustrated by David Shannon

*** Over 75% off the list price of the hardcover book ***

  • New York Times & Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award: Children's Illustrated
  • School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

Join young Jeremy Jacobs in this interactive book app as he becomes a pirate on Braid Beard’s ship! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Jeremy learns all about being a pirate- from buried treasure, sea chanteys, and pirate talk, but soon finds out what pirate don’t do- no tucking kids in and no bedtime stories! Will Jeremy remain a pirate or will he return home in time for soccer practice?

Start Reading: 

  • ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration 
  • LEARN new vocabulary with tappable words and pictures 
  • INTERACT with interactive diagrams, glossary words and more! 
  • RECORD your own narration & share it with others 
  • KEEP kids in the story with parental controls 

Designed for children ages 5-8

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