Pirate vs. pirate : the terrific tale of a big, blustery maritime match

by Quattlebaum, Mary.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this lively title, two equally dastardly pirates engage in a ribald exchange of smack talk and throw-downs that escalates all the way to love and marriage. Bad Bart knows himself to be the rottenest of pirates. Mean Mo feels the same about herself, only more so. Each of a series of challenges, from shark swimming to cannonball throwing, ends in a tie, proving that they both stink and pointing to wedded bliss as the only solution to the contest. Quattlebaum douses her over-the-top narrative in a sea of pirate tropes, filling her pirates' mouths with mateys and landlubbers galore, often printed in speech bubbles. Boiger's dynamic watercolors, in blues and browns splashed with brilliant crimson, play with perspective and scale in dramatic, action-filled scenes of the pirates battling. Children in search of a rip-roaring pirate yarn will find adventure aplenty, with a little romance to boot. Arrrr.--Barthelmess, Thom Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "What happens when two of the fiercest pirates in the world-Bad Bart, a portly, bearded scoundrel with a hat that doubles as a candelabra, and Mean Mo, whose long blond hair complements her snub nose and snaggly teeth-find they can't out-insult, out-swim, out-throw, or out-treasure each other? (They turn out to have exactly 1,953 pieces of treasure each.) Most uncharacteristically for pirates, they're stymied. Bad Bart, filled with admiration for his former adversary, presents her with a tiara. "This be a little gift," he says. She gives him a jeweled belt. "This be a present from me," she says. It gets soppier, but thankfully, they're pirates, so their words of love ("Yer nose be red as a ruby, me little treasure") are just as entertaining as their earlier epithets of "Bilge rat" and "Sea skunk." Boiger's (The Monster Princess) extravagant spreads are filled with billowy curves-foamy waves, full sails, and the bellies of Bad Bart's henchmen. Their romantic aesthetic, as a counterpoint to Quattlebaum's (Winter Friends) piratical hijinks, is central to the story's charm. An all-around winner. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Pirates -- Juvenile fiction.
Contests -- Juvenile fiction.
Pirates -- Fiction.
Contests -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Disney Hyperion Books,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Pirate versus pirate
Contributors Boiger, Alexandra.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 9781423122012
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