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The Gingerbread Pirates

Written by Kristin Kladstrup & illustrated by Matt Tavares
Published by Candlewick Press
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Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
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Sep 11, 2012
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What if a brave Captain Cookie stood up to Santa? A fresh, funny story that sparkles with all the excitement of a pirate adventure — and all the magic of Christmas morning. (Ages 4-10)

A funny and magical Christmas story about a gingerbread pirate, Captain Cookie, and his daring adventure on Christmas eve to rescue his crew from a mysterious cannibal named Santa Claus…

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.75 / 7.0

This was a fun and entirely original take on gingerbread men at Christmas and will thrill your little one’s imaginations with the daring of what one little cookie can accomplish. I was a little nervous about whether I’d like this book, but in the end, my heart was softened to this book, just like Captain Cookie’s was towards Santa Claus.

B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
4.5 / 7.0

A fun twist on gingerbread men to have them be pirates! The captain goes through quite the adventure while the humans are asleep to figure out what Christmas is and to stop Santa from eating his crew.

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Who Wrote The Gingerbread Pirates

Kristin Kladstrup
Kristin Kladstrup
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Who Illustrated The Gingerbread Pirates

Matt Tavares
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