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Title:
Pirates vs. cowboys
Author:
Reynolds, Aaron, 1970-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2013]

©2013
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
A scurvy pirate crew, led by Burnt Beard, finds trouble when they try to hide their treasure in Old Cheyenne and have some miscommunication with Black Bob McKraw and his posse.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.3 0.5 157619.
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ISBN:
9780375858741

9780375958748
Format :
Book

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"It is a sad and sorry day when Burnt Beard the Pirate and his scurvy crew swagger into Old Cheyenne looking to bury their treasure. Black Bob McKraw--terror of the Wild West--and his posse don't take too kindly to pirates invading their town. And to add insult to injury, the pirates and cowboys can't understand a lick of what the others are saying. None of them cowboys speak Pirate, and none of them pirates speak Cowboy. Who will save the day before these sorry--and stinky!--bilge rats and yellow-bellied varmints draw their cutlasses and six-shooters?  From the singular mind of Aaron Reynolds and the playful paintbrush of David Barneda, co-creators of Knopf's Snowbots, comes the story of a simple misunderstanding that almost meant the end of Old Cheyenne.  "


Author Notes

"AARON REYNOLDS is the author of many hilarious and critically acclaimed books for children, including Snowbots, Buffalo Wings, Chicks and Salsa, and the Joey Fly Private Eye books. He lives near Chicago with his wife and two children. DAVID BARNEDA is a graduate of Art Center College of Design and Bucknell University. His fun, whimsical illustrations have been used in children's books, advertising, magazines, and even the side of a bus. He lives in sunny California."


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Linguistic jargon gets plenty of play as the titular pirates and cowboys face off in this fanciful picture book that embraces the popular premise of mixing up oddball characters (think Jon Scieszka's Cowboy and Octopus, 2007, and Patricia Storms' The Pirate and the Penguin, 2009). A sea-creature-staffed pirate crew discovers they need a new place to bury treasure, having used up their seaside real estate. They lumber inland all the way to Cheyenne. Alas, the western town is run by a passel of outlaw cowboys (farm animals, mostly), and trouble begins when neither group understands the other. Me hearties armed with cutlasses and looking for fair scrub and a swish are countered by rootin'-tootin' gunslingers who demand the pirates head for the hills. Only Pegleg Highnoon, the world's only pirate cowboy, can avert the danger. Barneda's beady-eyed acrylics are rendered in the dusty tones of the plains, while generous white space places emphasis upon the text. A goofy, quirky story with a useful and unusual vocabulary-building twist. Yee-haw!--Cruze, Karen Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

The collaborators behind Snowbots return with a tale that gleefully pokes fun at pirate and cowboy vernacular while demonstrating how difficult it can be to find common ground. When Burnt Beard, a surly octopus pirate, needs to stash some booty, he and his crew (which includes a turtle with an eye patch and a goldfish in a bowl) head to Old Cheyenne, territory belonging to Black Bob McKraw and "his gang of rip-roarin' rustlers [who] were nastier than week-old chili, and twice as gassy." Burnt Beard asks where they might "be findin' a fair scrub and a swish," and Black Bob, who doesn't speak pirate, takes offense. After several silly trash-talking exchanges, "Pistols pointed. Swords flashed. Lips sneered. Nostrils flared" in a showdown; luckily, Pegleg Highnoon, "the world's only pirate cowboy," steps in as mediator. Reynolds's tongue-twisting retorts are fun, but sometimes slow the story's pace (and the absence of even one female character is surprising). However, Barneda's cartoon-styled acrylic and pencil illustrations contribute abundant humor (one of the cowboys is a fierce potted cactus) and tension. Ages 5-8. Agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-This tale of swashbucklers looking for a place to store their booty while a band of sharpshooters attempts to defend their one-horse town is really about a little miscommunication and the need for a nice hot bath. Unfortunately for Burnt Beard the octopus pirate and Black Bob the bull cowboy, they can't understand each other's colorful language. The author cleverly convinces the audience to sympathize with both sides, as it is unlikely that many children will be able to understand either the pirate idioms or the cowboy slang. When the misunderstandings result in a showdown, a croc named Pegleg Highnoon arrives to save the day. Being fluent in both pirate and cowboy comes in handy for diffusing the situation, but Pegleg's mediation efforts are trumped by the stench of both parties. After seeing that their smelliness is something they have in common, they reconvene after bathing for some grog at the local saloon. Readers will enjoy the comical illustrations and amusing resolution if they can get past the complicated vocabulary and suspend their disbelief about an octopus trying to hide his treasure in the desert.-Jenna Boles, Washington-Centerville Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.