|If you ever want to bring a pirate to meet Santa, don't! (Magnolia says don't!)|
Author: Parsley, Elise
When Magnolia's family prepares to meet Santa at the local mall, she befriends a mischievous pirate and tries to get him taken off Santa's 'naughty list.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.50
Points: .5 Quiz: 197811
Kirkus Reviews (09/01/18)
School Library Journal (10/01/18)
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School Library Journal - 10/01/2018 PreS-Gr 2—Is it possible that more than one child would decide to bring a pirate to meet Santa? Magnolia warns readers what will happen, just in case. She and her family are in line to meet Santa, a "bearded guy with a red suit and a bag full of treasures." Magnolia finds another guy fitting the description at the mall. He also sports a skull and crossbones bandana and happens to be taking coins from a fountain. She befriends the pirate and brings him along to meet Santa. The line is long and Magnolia soon learns that pirates don't share, sing Christmas carols, wait patiently, or take nice pictures with Santa. When the pirate makes Santa walk the plank and then Santa and his elves leave, Magnolia realizes there is only one thing to do: put the pirate in time out until he changes his ways! Or better yet, just don't bring a pirate to meet Santa. Digital cartoon illustrations show the chaotic aftermath of Magnolia's bad choice. VERDICT You don't need to be a pirate aficionado to enjoy this outrageously naughty addition to the holiday shelves.—Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.