I ain’t here spinnin’ tall tales,
no lyin’ pirate prattle,
’tis all true, what I say, about
the Christmas Battle!”
It’s Christmas Eve, and Cap’n McNasty and his crew of rapscallions have a fiendish plan to steal every present. Stuffed with cookies and loaded down with toys, the pirates think they are unstoppable. That is, until Santa appears in the sky, making straight for them with sleigh bells a-ringing. The hapless pirates swash and buckle, but they fall to Santa’s elves one by one as they slip on sugarplums and are tied up in bows. Saint Nick and Cap’n McNasty square off in a final showdown, pitting hook against candy cane in a battle for Christmas.
Proving that fruitcake can actually be fun (if it’s thrown at the right marauder), this madcap caper abounds with adventure, wordplay, and tinsel. Clever illustrations will keep readers searching for every surprise. So whether ye be pirate or elf, arm yourself for a Christmas battle the likes o’ which you’ve never seen!
About the Author
Michael G. Lewis is a former playwright whose works were favorably reviewed by such publications as the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly. He worked in the entertainment industry for ten years and had guest roles in several shows, including Growing Pains, Beauty and the Beast, and Clueless. Lewis attended Bishop’s University and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in English and minor in drama. He lives with his wife and four sons in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
About the Illustrator
Stan Jaskiel is a professional cartoonist who has illustrated more than twenty children’s books as well as numerous coloring books, t-shirts, and magazines. He attended the Massachusetts College of Art. A former industrial designer, Jaskiel has freelanced full-time since 1992. He lives with his wife in Salem, Massachusetts, where he spends his time sketching and worrying about the Red Sox.
THE GREAT PIRATE CHRISTMAS BATTLE
By Michael G. Lewis
Illustrated by Stan Jaskiel
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Pirates
JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3