Pirate vs. Pirate: The Terrific Tale Of A Big, Blustery Maritime Match by Mary QuattlebaumPirate vs. Pirate: The Terrific Tale Of A Big, Blustery Maritime Match by Mary Quattlebaum

Pirate vs. Pirate: The Terrific Tale Of A Big, Blustery Maritime Match

byMary QuattlebaumIllustratorAlexandra Boiger

Hardcover | March 22, 2011

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Bad Bart is the biggest, burliest boy pirate in the Atlantic. Mean Mo is the maddest, mightiest girl pirate in the Pacific. When they meet in the middle, it's a no-holds-barred contest to see who is the best pirate in the world. They test who is brave enough to swim with sharks, who is strong enough to throw a cannonball, who can eat the most hard tack, and who has collected the most treasure. Again and again their respective crews proclaim, "Tie!" Bad Bart and Mean Mo stare each other down and . . . fall head over heads in love! This epic tale of the union of two pirate captains is told in seadog lingo and illustrated with of knockout oceanic battles.
Mary Quattlebaum is the author of more than a dozen children's books, includingWinter Friends, Family Reunion,and the popular Jackson Jones series. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Marguerite de Angeli Prize and the Sugarman Award for Children's Literature. She writes frequently forThe Washington Post,leads writing wo...
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Title:Pirate vs. Pirate: The Terrific Tale Of A Big, Blustery Maritime MatchFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.75 × 9.25 × 0.38 inPublished:March 22, 2011Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1423122011

ISBN - 13:9781423122012

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In a battle of the sexes that's all trappings and no center, Bad Bart ("the biggest, burliest pirate this side of the Atlantic") and Mean Mo ("the maddest, mightiest pirate this side of the Pacific") square off for the world title. After hardtack-eating, cannonball-throwing, arm-wrestling, treasure-counting and several equally trite contests end in ties the two inevitably fall for each other, "tie the knot" and sail off together with a fond "Aarrrr!" Aye, there be pirate talk aplenty here and splashy watercolors featuring much swashing and buckling-but pegleg and flowing blonde tresses aside, there's nary a trace of difference between the two contestants. Alas, the combination of absurdity with strict internal logic that sparks such similar head-to-heads as Kevin O'Malley and Carol Heyer's Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude (2005), illustrated by Scott Goto or, most recently, Chris Barton's Shark vs. Train (2010), illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, is absent. Yo ho hum.-Kirkus