Captain Barbosa and the Pirate Hat Chase

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

In this wordless graphic novel, Captain Barbosa sails the seven seas with his trusty shipmates: a fly, an alligator, and an elephant. A seagull steals his treasured hat, and Barbosa and his crew give chase through a nasty storm. When Barbosa reaches the seagull’s island, he finds the hat—along with a nest of baby seagulls—and decides even pirates can forgive and forget.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Graphic Novels
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV001020, JUV008110
Dewey 741.5/973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 10
Guided Reading Level WB
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Jorge González

Jorge González was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has been living in Spain for the last two decades. He tells all sorts of stories in all sorts of ways, with pastels, colored pencils, ink, and digital tools. He has published a number of graphic novels in Europe for grown-up readers, such as the books Fueye and Dear Patagonia. He has also contributed to The New Yorker and many other publications.


  • Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, Winner, 2020



“A great wordless graphic novel for those new to the format or those who like to fill in the words themselves.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“Fans of graphic novels and funny adventure stories will enjoy making up the words to this wordless tale.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Humor abounds, from the absurd casting choices for Barbosa’s crew to the moment when the chortling mariners add an orange pigtailed wig to the captain’s exposed, bald pate.”—Kirkus Reviews