International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day! In celebration, we’re sharing some of our favorite seafaring characters.

 

Captain Hook & Smee

We love a dynamic duo (are you really so surprised?), so these two are a must in our book. Captain Hook may have the cunning, the looks, and the feathery hat, but where would he be without Smee?

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Long John

As I was waiting, a man came out of a side room, and at a glance I was sure he must be Long John. His left leg was cut off close by the hip, and under the left shoulder he carried a crutch, which he managed with wonderful dexterity, hopping about upon it like a bird. He was very tall and strong, with a face as big as a ham—plain and pale, but intelligent and smiling. Indeed, he seemed in the most cheerful spirits, whistling as he moved about among the tables, with a merry word or a slap on the shoulder for the more favoured of his guests.

Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island

#MGCarousel – September 2018

Middle Grade Carousel is a series of monthly challenges for lovers and readers of middle grade books. Our theme for September is…

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Arrrr is for Reading

Ahoy, bookish landlubbers! Are ye prepared for adventure on the seven seas? Chasing down maritime monsters? Hunting for buried treasure? Then come aboard!

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Out of the Orange

“It’s not the cone,” said Leandra grumpily. Lots of things made Leandra grumpy lately, especially changes out of the blue. Or in this case, orange.
“It’s the color orange.”

“Orange”

“You heard me. In nature, orange means good things, like pumpkins, and juice, and autumn leaves, and sunsets. But when you paint something orange it usually means something not-so-good. Except, of course, if it’s Halloween. And even Halloween is scary sometimes.”

One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street
Joanne Rocklin