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.
Recommended age: 6+
In a word: Pirates
Re-read it: yes
Star rating: five out of five