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How I became a pirate

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San Diego : Harcourt, 2003.
1st ed.
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1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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Pirates have green teeth--when they have any teeth at all. I know about pirates, because one day, when I was at the beach building a sand castle and minding my own business, a pirate ship sailed into view. So proclaims Jeremy Jacob, a boy who joins Captain Braid Beard and his crew in this witty look at the finer points of pirate life by the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator David Shannon and the storyteller Melinda Long. Jeremy learns how to say "scurvy dog," sing sea chanteys, and throw food . . . but he also learns that there are no books or good night kisses on board: "Pirates don't tuck." A swashbuckling adventure with fantastically silly, richly textured illustrations that suit the story to a T.
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Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Long, M., & Shannon, D. (2003). How I became a pirate. San Diego: Harcourt.

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Long, Melinda and David Shannon. 2003. How I Became a Pirate. San Diego: Harcourt.

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Long, Melinda and David Shannon, How I Became a Pirate. San Diego: Harcourt, 2003.

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Long, Melinda., and David Shannon. How I Became a Pirate. San Diego: Harcourt, 2003. Print.

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949 |b 35192030598829|c E Long|h NO|j NO|l JEASY|m BK|s S|p 16.00|w 47|x 20031114|t 20200225|q CNV|r CNV|v 1|y 20200210|z 9
949 |b 35192030598837|c E Long|h RP|j RP|l JEASY|m BK|s S|p 16.00|w 86|x 20031114|t 20191227|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20190918|z 2
949 |b 35192030598746|c E Long|h SE|j SE|l JEASY|m BK|s C|p 16.00|w 121|x 20031114|t 20200528|q CNV|r CNV|v 4|y 20191104|z 7
991 |a (2)bl|a bx|a (19)child|a (2)ep|a go|a (5)gh|a hm|a ma|a (3)mn|a no|a rp|a se|b 11-12-03|c m|d a|e @|f eng|g cau|h 0|i 38
998 4|a LDR0905 20170610110341 NPUB |b GMU000013620180910135031 |b MRG0905 20180109094816 VPS 1700 |b ITS0905 20180109094746 VPS 1700 |b LDR0905 20170613061923 NSCH |b LDR0905 20170610110341 NPUB