Sunday, October 26, 2014

Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis ~ Carole P. Roman

  • File Size: 32360 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O96DT6I

 October 6, 2014  2 - 10  P - 3

Captain No Beard and his crew of loyal pirates heave anchor for another adventure, this time in the icy waters of the Arctic.

Captain No Beard's steering a course due north, sailing by the light of the North Star. Everyone on the crew wonders what the captain's up to, especially as he gets embarrassed when they ask.

When the captain finally admits his plan, the crew discovers he plans to steal the aurora borealis, the beautiful northern lights that brighten the arctic sky. They're all shocked. They may be pirates, but even they know stealing is bad. Besides, how can anyone steal the lights from the sky?

A charming, engaging tale about doing what's right, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis is the latest installment in Carole P. Roman's award-winning pirate series. The first book, Captain No Beard—an Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life, received the Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012 award and the Star of Remarkable Achievement. The series presents real-life problems in an imaginary setting and encourages discussion with both parents and educators

My take on this book:
Arrr Mateys  Captain No Beard and his gang are back for another great adventure with Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis. Even though it's cold that doesn't stop Captain No Beard for setting out on a mission, thing is he isn't sharing with his crew what the mission is, wonder why that is? Well when he finally shares what his plan is the crew doesn't want any part of it, because they know that it's wrong to do what he wants to do. Can the crew make Captain No Beard change his plans?

Ms. Roman knows how to pair wording and illustrations perfectly allowing the entire Captain No Beard series to come to life and this installment is no different. She captures the imagination from the get go, you can just imagine the characters shivering as they wonder what their latest mission entails. Along with adventure there are educational tidbits woven into the story so that young readers aren't only entertained but they are learning something as well. With this story she also tackles the issue of stealing and does it in a great way!  I also loved the positive message of being able to go anywhere or do most anything with your imagination, something that everyone needs to hear! Even though Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis is the seventh book in the Captain No Beard series it can easily be read as a stand alone story,although I highly recommend the entire series because of the positive messages that the author blends into each book. Overall a story perfect for boys or girls that is going to get their imagination soaring while teaching a few valuable lessons.


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