Are You the Pirate Captain?

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

First Mate Hugh has the whole crew and the pirate ship ready, but they can’t set sail until they find a captain! Come on this swashbuckling adventure as Hugh and his scurvy seadogs try to find the perfect pirate for the job. Rather than a peg leg or a hook, it turns out that what their captain needs is the brains to lead!

Endpages adorned with lively pirate songs make this book a seaworthy tale from beginning to end!

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2016
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-03-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV001020, JUV057000, JUV039140
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 11 x 9.5
Lexile 570
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


School Library Journal

“Parson’s humorous artwork is full of seafaring details and is as colorful as Jones’s pirate vernacular. This adventure will please pirate-loving listeners and has the added bonus of a subtle message that a true leader puts in the work first.”—School Library Journal


“Youngsters might recognize themselves in Hugh, who overlooks his own leadership abilities, and this maritime romp is an entertaining way to deliver an empowering message.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“A job opening on a jolly pirate ship turns out to be unexpectedly hard to fill. . . . [One character] sapiently suggests ’You’ll need one who / will lead your crew / and not just look the part’. . . . A point worth pondering.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Gareth P. Jones

Gareth P. Jones lives in London, where he writes books, produces TV, and spends time with his wife and son, Herbie.

Illustrator: Garry Parsons

Garry Parsons is a children's book illustrator who studied fine art at Brighton College and went on to study illustration.