Peter Harris The Night Pirates

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The Night Pirates

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The Night Pirates is the best-selling picture book full of adventure on the high seas and a quest for treasure from Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright. Now complete with audio book narrated by John Sessions. One night, young Tom is awoken by noises outside his house. He peeps out of the window and what should he see but PIRATES. And stranger still - they're GIRL PIRATES stealing the front of his house! Tom joins their adventure across the high seas to an island where some rather lazy and silly grown-up pirates are guarding their treasure. Not very successfully! Tom and the girl-pirates make a surprise attack and are soon off on the seas once more with the treasure! This swashbuckling pirate story from Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright has become a modern-day classic. Great fun to read-aloud and entertaining for both boys and girls, The Night Pirates is a bedtime story to inspire the imagination. And with this audio book ready by John Sessions, children can read along or listen at bedtime over and over again.

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As well as books for children, Peter Harris wrote scripts for children and adult comedy TV programmes. Initially an accountant, he decided that writing was much more fun! Deborah Allwright is a rising star in children's illustration, and The Night Pirates marks an exciting new departure in her style. She lives in London

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PreSchool-Grade 2–A group of rough, tough girl pirates sneaks over to Toms house to steal the front of his house to disguise their ship. When Tom hears them, he asks to join them, and they agree. Then its off to steal a treasure that belongs to adult pirates, and they are so befuddled by the ships house front that they give it up easily. This leads to victory and a good nights sleep for Tom. Harriss soothing text has a storytellers rhythm built in. The rhyming couplets are interspersed with questions that lead to the next section of the tale, clarifying and expanding it. The text is written in a rolling font that adds to the movement of the pirate ship. Allwrights illustrations are moody and midnight-colored with some collages added in. Their texture, made of maps and graph paper among other items, adds to the mystery of the adventures. The storys touch of the ridiculous will appeal to young listeners, especially surrounding the adult pirates. This tale would be terrific at a pajama storytime, and its pirate theme will satisfy many young girls and boys.–Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ
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