It started with our galley giveaway. Stacie wanted to build a galley galleon. It was so good that we decided we should do a pirate* window.
--Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat, by Philip Christian Stead
--Pirate Boy, by Eve Bunting, with illustrations by Julie Fortenberry
--Pirates of the Sea, by Bredon Dorman
--Pirates Go to School, by Corinne Deamas, with illustrations by John Manders
In fact, we sold more Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean in a week of sale than we did of the hardcover and paperback put together, previous to the display (and we had bough both for stock, so we're not cheating by comparing sales on books we never had.)
It's not Saturday, so I'm not supposed to talk about the pirate stuff...but we have a good amount of pirate stuff, including puzzles and action figures and messenger bags and puppets.
*We do not condone evil pirates. As the New York Times said, "It's hard for parents not to feel ambivalent about piracy. We're O.K. if parents want to vicariously experience the pleasures of not bathing, brushing their teeth or speaking proper English. But we also want them to realize that they don't actually want to be anything like Captain HOok or First Mate LaFaargh." Read the entire story here.
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