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Grandma and the Pirates

Category: Book
By (author): Gilman, Phoebe
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Pirates
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice (1991) Commended
Ruth Schwartz Award (1991) Short-listed
Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd
Published: May 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 8.27in x 10.03in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*A refreshing new look for this beloved classic!

Because her noodle pudding is so delicious, a band of pirates kidnaps Grandma and her parrot, Oliver. When her granddaughter Melissa tries to save them, she gets captured too. Life aboard the pirate ship isn't so bad - Grandma makes lots of noodle puddings and Melissa helps to sail the ship. But the pirates are mean and nasty. At last Melissa comes up with a plan: they'll stop trying to get away from the pirates, and let the pirates get away from them.

Join Grandma, Melissa and Oliver for a rollicking adventure as they take to the high seas with three hungry, savage pirates.

Review Quote*Praise for Grandma and The Pirates:

Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 1991
Shortlist, Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, 1991

"Gilman's action-packed illustrations provide a perfect counterpoint to her exuberant text." -Quill & Quire

"Phoebe Gilman not only knows a good story, she knows how to write it well and draw it superbly." -Canadian Children's Literature

"[F]ull of hyperbole and humour - the kind of story that provokes the response: 'Read it again, please?'" -CM

"[C]ertain to become a classic for young Canadian children, and a favourite gift from grandmothers." -Canadian Book Review Annual

"This rollicking adventure of a feisty grandmother and grand-daughter who are captured by pirates has everything a good yarn should: humour, suspense, a happy ending, and a heroine who uses her head." -Today's Parent

Biographical NotePHOEBE GILMAN is one of Canada's best-selling author-illustrators. Her books include the Jillian Jiggs series, The Balloon Tree, The Gypsy Princess and the award-winning Something from Nothing. Her book The Blue Hippopotamus, illustrated by Joanne Fitzgerald, was published posthumously in 2007. Visit for more.