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September 28, 2015

The Pirate Pig

The Pirate PigThe Pirate Pig

By: Cornelia Funke

Stout Sam and Pip find a special surprise on the beach…a pig! This pig, Julie, loves the smell of the sea air and will grunt for joy when on their boat. She can also smell treasure! This is no ordinary pig. She is a pirate pig! Pirates use pigs to help find treasure. Barracuda Bill, the meanest pirate to ever sail the sea, finds out about this pig. He hatches a plan to take the pig back to his ship to help him find the hidden treasure.

This early chapter book is full of interesting characters and pirate vocabulary. Colorful illustrations help the reader visualize the settings. There is even a diagram of the Red Devil, Barracuda Bill’s pirate ship.

I would recommend this book for 7 to 10 year old readers.

Review By: Roberta O’Boyle