September 30, 2013

The Man Whose Mother Was A Pirate

The Man Whose Mother Was A Pirate by Margaret Mahy
illustrated by Brian Froud
"I Want To See The See Again"

Sam was a proper little man who had lived all his life in the smoky city. He had a proper little job and never wanted for anything. His mother, however, was a pirate. She had been too long away from the sea that was her home and so convinced her son to take her back.

The Man Whose Mother Was A Pirate was a timid man who, over time and with the help of his mother and the sea, discovered that life could be joyous and that the sea could be home. A charming little story partnered with uniquely crafted images.
On sale: 1972
ISBN: B000P505T6
Recommended age: 6+
In a word: Pirates
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: five out of five

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