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Captain and Matey set sail /

by Laurence, Daniel; Muñoz, Claudio [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: I can read book: Publisher: [New York] : HarperCollins, c2001Description: 62 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780064442855; 0064442853.Subject(s): Pirates -- Juvenile fiction | Readers (Elementary)Summary: Despite their frequent disagreements, two pirates share many adventures.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>A rollicking high seas adventure for beginning readers about two feisty and funny pirates.</p> <p>Sail the seven seas in this swashbuckling adventure! Together with their faithful parrot, Squawk, Captain and Matey sing and dance, rescue a stranded pirate, and hunt for buried treasure. Though these two feisty pirates rarely agree on anything, in their quest for riches they discover their friendship is worth more than gold. Beginning readers are sure to enjoy the comic interplay between these two silly pirates brought to life by Claudio Muñoz's exceptional art.</p> <p>Ages 6-8</p>

"Level 2, grades 1-3"--Cover.

School Library Journal, November 2001

Booklist, July 2001

Horn Book, January 2002

Bulletin (Center for Children's books), September 2001

Kirkus Review, June 2001

Despite their frequent disagreements, two pirates share many adventures.


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Horn Book Review

(Primary) Four brief, spirited chapters detailing the adventures of pirates Captain and Matey feature short, simple sentences with helpful repetition-often used to humorous effect-and loose, breezy watercolors that provide visual clues to help new readers decode the text. Vertically challenged Captain-pink, loud, and rough around the edges-and his fussy, tall, dark, and lanky first mate star in this nautical show. Sporting a tropical-looking flowered vest, Matey is the captain's opposite, bringing aboard a bit more refinement but not necessarily an even keel. Squabbles over what deck-swabbing song to sing (Captain likes to belt out ""Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!"" Matey insists on the more gentle ""Row, row, row your boat"") or what to do with buried treasure (Captain wants a bigger boat, Matey wants a little house by the sea) are heated but always end amicably. Muqoz's illustrations are as light hearted as the text and have an almost theatrical quality: figures not central to the action are silhouetted in gray. Readers embarking on their own first literary voyages will welcome Captain and Matey aboard. k.f. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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