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Wednesday
Sep192012

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy, maties! It be September 19th, which means it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arrr! To mark the ocassion, thar be books put about the ol' library that feature some mighty scurvy fellas - pirates all. Avast! Though thar be some bilge that "even pirates didn't speak pirate", don't let that get yer fun. This unusual holiday is fer rememberin' the golden age of piracy. Ye'll find pirate dictionaries all over the internet, of course, but the best way to learn to speak pirate? Go read Treasure Island with ye lads and lasses!

Pirate Books for Junior Pirates

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion (NOTE: for young adult and adult readers)
The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by Jane Yolen
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
The Legend of the Golden Snail by Graeme Base
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Pirate by Richard Platt