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Pirates Don't Go to School by Alan MacDonald, Magda Brol

Pirates Don't Go to School!

Alan MacDonald, Magda Brol

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Little Tiger Press
Publisher: Little Tiger Press Group
Publication date: 11 Jul 2019
ISBN: 9781788813808

When Jake wants to go to school his family are HORRIFIED. School is all rotten rules and terrible ten-legged teachers. Pirates don't go to school! Or do they?

4 stars out of 5
James Lovegrove
26 Jul 2019

"a terrific, funny book"

[W]hen he arrives at the playground on his first day, with a ship’s biscuit for his snack and a stowaway — Poll the parrot — under his hat, Jake is intimidated. Things get worse when Poll escapes and causes havoc in the classroom. After a few initial hiccups, however, Jake settles in and finds his teacher friendly and learning fun. So much so that the next day, his “whole bloomin’ family” come to join him. From Alan MacDonald’s jaunty text to Magda Brol’s lively illustrations, this is a terrific, funny book that should offer encouragement to anyone who’s feeling daunted by school.