A Pirate’s Night Before Chrismas

This weekend had been a lot of fun! Reading Christmas cards, decorating, writing another chapter of my new manuscript, reading… I even sorted through some old research and sketches I have from my first novel, Death’s Island. This was a great benefit! Not only is everything well orginized, but I found some old research which I could use for my new manuscript. During my break, I headed over to Barnes and Noble to see if I could find any books to add to my to-read list. What I wasn’t expecting to find was a holiday treasure:

A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas

Goodreads Summary: Young mateys will find plenty of holiday joy in this humorous, colorful, and thoroughly piratical version of the beloved Clement C. Moore classic. On this ship of mischievous brigands—who have visions of treasure chests, not sugarplums, dancing in their heads—you wouldn’t expect a visit from nice 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.

So, as I was saying, I was at the bookstore looking at the young adult bookshelves when I overheard a special reading in the children’s section. The man spoke with a pirate accent, but the rhythm of the words was that of the old Night before Christmas classic. I snuck in to find the man who was reading all dress up as a pirate himself, holding a copy of A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas. Even though I only heard the last few pages, I knew I had to buy this book. I think it’s wonderful – full of humor and good fun! I would recommend it to kids from ages 1 to 92.

Well, that was my awesome weekend! How was yours? Find any good books to add to your to-read list? 🙂

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5 thoughts on “A Pirate’s Night Before Chrismas

  1. What fun to see a pirate reading at the bookstore! Somehow I don’t put pirates and Christmas together easily in my mind, but it sounds like he made it work. 🙂 Merry Christmas!


  2. I’m going to have to look for that one! My teenager was playing with the pirate language feature on facebook…they’d love this.

    Happy Holidays!


  3. ZOMG, as soon as I saw you mention this on Twitter I knew that I had to have it…unfortunatley my bookstore was out of it. So when Death’s Island is published both my child and I would like one…or I guess I can read it to her since she doesn’t get a choice for atleast the first few weeks…right?


  4. Arg, but that sounds like a mighty fine Christmas gift. My kids are now both officially teenagers, but you recommended up to 92, so I’m in! Assuming I can stomach ONE MORE trip to the stores.


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