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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,517 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melinda Long Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Melinda Long's How I Became a Pirate is a New York Times best seller. Jeremy Jacob was sitting on the beach one fine day with his parents when he saw a pirate ship heading their way. He tried to warn his family, but it was already much too late. When the ship landed, the pirates welcomed Jeremy aboard. Jeremy thought that being a pirate would be fun, but it wasn't nearly as nice as he thought it would be. Late one night at sea, a gigantic storm struck, and the pirate ship was wrecked. With nowhere else to go, Jeremy and the pirates go back to his house! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Starsha Vang | 2/19/2014

    " This book was very imaginative and fun. At one point in time all kids want to be pirates, I mean who doesn't! This books shows both the positives and negatives of being a pirate. Children will be able to appreciate their parents a lot more after reading this book. I would recommend this book to parents who are having troubles getting their kids to appreciate what they do for them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 2/6/2014

    " We are a family of pirate lovers, so this is one of our favorites. We have a good time doing the pirate voices. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 1/27/2014

    " vibrant illustrations "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/24/2014

    " This is just a cute little story about a little boy who gets to be a pirate for a day. Any little boy who loves pirates would love this book. My little boy thinks the main character is just like him and that the baby is just like his sister. He goes around saying, "Down the hatch, me laddies." I need to get the sequel, Pirates Don't Change Diapers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 1/19/2014

    " A really cute bedtime story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Strickland | 1/14/2014

    " Love this book!! great to teacher children to have an imagination! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/11/2014

    " Love, love, love it! (So did my 5th graders) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jussay | 12/27/2013

    " Cute imagination, but the overall feel is dropped in then yanked out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Wampler | 12/6/2013

    " This book is about how a little boy becomes a pirate on a pirate ship searching for treasure. It is extremely imaginative and I loved the illustrations. He even makes it home in time for soccer practice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle King | 11/2/2013

    " How I Became a Pirate is very intriguing. This is a great selection for a real aloud to your students. This book could be used to teach students how to identify the main idea of a story. The students will enjoy this book and also acting like pirates. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherrie | 10/18/2013

    " This was a fun book to read to a group of kids for a pirate party! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milaka Falk | 10/14/2013

    " Very fun book! Buddy can quote it almost by heart. When we first got the book he went around calling everyone "Matey" and "Me Hardy". We found the sequel, "Pirates Don't Change Diapers" not too long ago and we like that one, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 8/8/2013

    " One of my favorite books to read to my kids. David Shannon is one of my favorite illustrators. It is great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jami Howe | 8/7/2013

    " I read this book with my 3rd grade class. They really enjoyed it. They loved being the group of pirates & saying their part. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen Brandt | 7/28/2013

    " Read to first graders, in honor of "Talk like a pirate day". David Shannon's illustrations are great (as usual). The story line is nothing special, but the pirate theme drew in some of my "reluctant listeners" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Olson | 7/9/2013

    " This is an exciting book to share for a read aloud. Dressing up as a pirate will further draw your students into the story, they don't want the book to end! Teaching students to predict what is going to happen next is important skill that readers need to automatically do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Banet | 4/8/2013

    " Great story! I love the way Jeremy uses his imagination! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Forgay | 2/16/2013

    " The illustrations are great and all children will love this little boy's story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Little Miss and the Legomeister | 1/2/2013

    " So funny! And cute, and fun to read. The illustrations are imaginative and hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raven Grider | 12/31/2012

    " How I Became a Pirate is great for role playing, or even to turn it into a Reader's Theater. The dialogue is great to model to students on how to read with expression themselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 6/9/2012

    " I love this one, Gabe loves this one, Archie too. It's a fun one the illustrations are amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 5/14/2012

    " Great illustrations for the artist in the classroom. Great for the adventure and fantasy reader. Fun language in this book. It is also about how the grass is greener on the other side deal. His adventure was fun but eventually he realized it wasn't what he wanted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/5/2012

    " My son is obsessed with this book. We have to read it every night before he goes to bed. Super cute story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Reed | 1/30/2012

    " When I was little I used to laugh at the page where Braid Beard was confused "Books??" but now I laugh at the page where the pirates yell "AAARGH! Soccer!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 1/29/2012

    " A family favorite that we will be adding to our permanent collection. Best read in a pirate voice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hudson | 12/12/2011

    " This story was so gross. It showed the dirty pirates with only three teeth and they were green. It really grossed me out. But the story was good, and I liked the little boy, Jeremy Jacob. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ealthafer | 12/6/2011

    " Super cute book and who dosent love pirates??? The story is wonderful and the illustrations are just a great. The story is perfect for students who love to use their imaginations, 2 thumbs up for "How I Became a Pirate." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 11/28/2011

    " The art is really wonderful and it is so much fun to read this to my daughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 9/25/2011

    " David Shannon's drawings make this book so funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maia | 8/3/2011

    " David Shannon's illustrations are some of my favorites. Cute story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 7/30/2011

    " While playing on the beach, a boy notices a pirate ship approach. They notice his excellent digging skills and recruit him to help them bury some treasure. But once he's on board and the excitement has died down, he realizes that pirate life is missing a few key elements. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ubalstecha | 5/25/2011

    " Whimsical little book with a very cute story. Illustrations by David Shannon are once again lovely and add a neat dimension to the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 5/12/2011

    " David Shannon's drawings make this book so funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 4/24/2011

    " Ellie's favorite pirate book. Very cute. Great illustrations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nanee | 4/7/2011

    " This is an adventure book. May be good to use when helping students with learning how to do creative writing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darrielle | 4/6/2011

    " Boy oh boy, this book is full of imagination. Share this book with pre-k to first graders to show them that there is no such thing as boredom because a world of adventure is just an imaginative thought away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/1/2011

    " This is an exciting book to share for a read aloud. Dressing up as a pirate will further draw your students into the story, they don't want the book to end! Teaching students to predict what is going to happen next is important skill that readers need to automatically do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savannah | 3/23/2011

    " One of my new found favorite children literature! From the writing, the plot, all the way to the illustrations I absolutely love this book. A great way to get imaginations running. Im not ashamed to admit i read this more for myself then for my students. lol "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 3/18/2011

    " How I Became a Pirate is told through the eyes of a little boy. In our class, our instructors dressed up like pirates in order to introduce us to reader's theatre. I would certainly use this book in my classroom. Its fun and provides a text to world connection. "

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