magical realism

Prime Pirate GirlAuthor Cornelia Funke –

A rat and turtle on board to look for on almost every page, and strong redhead females A girl empowerment story, about how a girl can be a pirate too, and just as good as any pirate Very enjoyable. A humorous tale of a little girl who is brave in the face of a ship full of dangerous pirates It s an inspiring tale of girl power, that s a wee bit silly, a wee bit scary, and a lot of fun to read aloud. Molly the protagonist is unflappable and silent as the sea, but what won me was the honest way people are drawn bald heads, floppy boobs, plain kids and there is so much unselfconscious vivacity to them Unsentimental yet affectionate drawing and everyday fearlessness. Best Selling Author Cornelia Funke And Acclaimed Illustrator Kerstin Meyer The Winning Team Behind THE PRINCESS KNIGHT Deliver Another Glorious Adventure Tale That Celebrates Girlhood Ferocious Pirate Captain Firebeard THINKS That He And The Ruthless Crew Of The Horrible Haddock Rule The High Seas But Firebeard And His Band Meet Their Match When They Kidnap A Small But Feisty Girl Named Molly Even After The Pirates Threaten Molly With Sharks And Make Her Scrub The Deck, She Is Utterly Defiant And Will NOT Tell Firebeard Who Her Parents Are All The While, Molly Is Busy Sending Secret Messages In Bottlesbut To Whom When Her Rescuers Arrive, The Pirates Are In For A Real Surprise For The TRUE Fiercest Pirate On The Seas Is None Other Than Molly S Mother Molly was on her way to see her grandmother when she was raided by Pirates.Captain Firebeard and his crew raided every ship that came into sight So when Molly s ship came into their view it was no surprise when they decided to raid her ship and bring her onto their ship She was made peel potatoes and cleaned boots But Molly told Captain Firebeard and his crew they would regret this and they would get their pay back.This was a cute little book with a nice ending I really like how it ended, but I don t want to give away anydetails I ll just say that Molly was right they all got their pay back. This was an amusing pirate tale I liked how the story didn t go the way you d imagine it going, but it still kept you entertained The spirited little girl was a spunky character who I enjoyed seeing interact with the band of ruthless pirates The ending was a tad bit random, but still interesting I might recommend Taken from my book reviews blog This book will appeal to girls and boys alike The pirates are just as scummy and awful as you hope a pirate will be in a good picture book Sudipta Bardhan Quallen s Pirate Princess, soon to be published, reminds me a lot of Funke s charming tale Both feature girls that sail the seas and serve the every whim of the mean and evil pirates. This story of a brave and resourceful girl captured by pirates is a nice girl power story although it didn t strike me as particularly special or memorable in the storytelling or illustrations It will probably appeal to fans of pirates, though, and is a good choice for boys and girls. Didn t love the pictures but liked this story.