What a fun adaption of Clement C. Moore’s poem “A Visit from Saint Nicholas”. This story is filled with interesting pirates, who are not scary at all. Bright, colorful pictures that have details so small. Seahorses, pirate maps, treasure chests and more all give this traditional Christmas story a pirate feel that will thrill any pirate lover. Santa does not make an appearance though Sir Peg does. I found this story to be amusing and amazing. This is a fantastic Christmas story that I can’t wait to share with my grandkids. A pirate glossary is in the back of this book, just in case anyone needs help understanding pirarte!
It’s Christmas eve and the pirate ship is quiet. Most of the pirates are in their bunks dreaming of treasure chest. On though is in the crow nest looking for ships, when he spies a special visitor. What will this visitor do and leave?
'Twas the night before Christmas aboard the Black Sark,
Not a creature was stirrin', not even a shark!
Come aboard, young mateys, for a humorous, colorful, and thoroughly piratical retelling of "The Night Before Christmas!" On a ship of mischievous brigands—who have visions of treasure chests, not sugar plums, dancing in their heads—you wouldn't expect a visit from jolly St. Nick. Instead, here comes Sir Peggedy, with his peg leg and hook arm, cracking his whip and driving eight giant seahorses: Salty, Scurvy, Sinbad, Mollie, Cutthroat, Cross-Eyes, Roger, and Jolly. But even buccaneers can catch the holiday spirit … Philip Yates's rollicking rhymes and Sebastiá Serra's sprightly, fun-filled pictures turn Clement C. Moore's Christmas perennial into a jubilant celebration.