The pirates showed up while
Jeremy Jacob was building a sand castle. His parents didn't see the
pirates but Jeremy Jacob sure did. They had green teeth! And
they were lost. And they needed a good digger. Jeremy Jacob
decided to go with them since he was a good digger. He just needed
to get back in time for soccer practice! What adventures await Jeremy
Raise your hand if you like
to go to the beach. The beach is one of my favorite places.
I like to play in the ocean and build sandcastles. Thatís exactly
what Jeremy Jacob was doing one day when he was at the beach with his familyóbuilding
his sandcastle while Mom took care of his baby sister and Dad set up the
beach umbrella. But Jeremy Jacob saw a strange sight out in the ocean.
He saw a ship heading toward the shore. It was not just any old ship;
it was a PIRATE ship! The pirates landed on the beach and invited
Jeremy to sail with them. They were looking for an expert digger
to help them bury their treasure. Jeremy was happy to go along with
the pirates for an adventure on the sea. He loved being a pirate!
Jeremy found out that pirates donít have to use good manners or brush their
teeth or wear pajamas. But Jeremy also found out something else pirates
donít do. Does Jeremy get back home in time for soccer practice?
Where do the pirates bury their treasure? Read How I Became a Pirate
to find out how Jeremy Jacobsí adventure ends. (Sheri Carpenter,
Carolina Book Awards, 2006)
Jeremy builds a sand castle on the beach, he just happens to notice a pirate
ship nearby. He jumps at the chance to join the crew and thus begins his
adventures at sea. So come along and join us at sea as we sing shanties,
eat with our hands, bury treasure and do other pirate stuff. Itíll be great
fun! (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2005-2006)