A Pirate's Night Before Christmas
By Philip Yates (Author), Sebastiá Serra (Illustrator)
Format Board book
The stockin’s were stuck to the bowsprit with tar,
In hopes that Sir Peggedy soon would be thar."
With impeccable rhythm and a great sense of fun, Philip Yates skillfully adds pirate adventure to Clement C. Moore's beloved Christmas story. Written from the point of view of a young boy on a pirate ship, the book details his discovery of Sir Peggedy’s arrival aboard the ship and all of the excitement that follows. Yates’s energetic use of pirate language and Sebastià Serra’s vibrant illustrations, full of clever details, combine to create a world all their own.
PRAISEPraise for A Pirate's Night Before Christmas
“The robust verse sails along with gusto . . . ” —The Horn Book Magazine
“[A] pitch‑perfect parody . . . the expertly rhymed text is packed full of pirate jargon . . . that beg[s] to be read aloud in rousing fashion.” —Kirkus Reviews
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Philip Yates lives in Austin, TX, and works in the Austin Public Library system. He has written for Disney Adventures Magazine and his first picture book was the highly acclaimed Ten Little Mummies. Philip has also written several other books for Sterling, including A Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas, and the humor books, The Biggest Joke Book in the World and World’s Silliest Jokes, which he coauthored with Matt Rissinger.
Sebastià Serra hails from Barcelona, Spain, where he studied Fine Arts at the Universitat de Barcelona. He is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines and on television. Sebastià has illustrated a number of picture books in Spain and in the US, including A Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas by Philip Yates and Inky's Great Escape by Casey Lyall. His work has also been displayed in exhibitions all over the world, including the US, Italy, Japan, China, and Korea. You can find him online at sebastiaserra.com.