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The Not so Jolly Roger by Jon Scieszka

The Not so Jolly Roger (original 1991; edition 1991)

by Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator)

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Title:The Not so Jolly Roger
Authors:Jon Scieszka
Other authors:Lane Smith (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Inc.
Collections:Your library
Tags:Early Chapter Book, Magic, Blackbeard, Pirates

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The Not-So-Jolly Roger by Jon Scieszka (1991)



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Cheesy, easy read. I think this would be a great first chapter book--My 9-year-old was a bit old for it. We used it as a read aloud and it only took two bedtimes. Wish he would've agreed to read it in 1st or 2nd grade. ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
Review: Joe and his two best friends, Fred and Sam, are given a magic book that they use to transport them 275 years in the past to find buried treasure, but all they get is in trouble with Blackbeard and crew of pirates.
Genre: Fantasy
Critique: This is a great example of fantasy, because while it still seems plausible, there is a lot of magic involved. While time travel could often be considered science fiction, this book does not use science, but rather magic from spells and chants to go back in time. The are historical elements, like about pirates and Blackbeard, that are also tied into the plot of this book. ( )
  BraleeGilday | Nov 13, 2012 |
This is a fantasy because it is about three boys who get a magic book that helps them travel in time. In this story they are sent into the times of pirates and they encounter Blackbeard, luckily they are able to escape back to their room just as he was about to kill them.

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  valdezj | Apr 2, 2012 |
This book is called "The Not So Jolly Roger".The reason i like this book is because its about pirates. The reason i like pirates is because there really strong and they can protect you.tThe reason i dont like pirates is because they mean and they can kill you or they can make you a slave.Thats why i like this book and dont like this book.
  curtiss.wilson37 | Nov 1, 2010 |
After Fred wishes for buried treasure, he ends up getting himself, Sam and Joe stuck at the top of coconut trees on a deserted island. Or not so deserted after they see a ship coming in the distance and realize it's Blackbeard, the pirate. They end up doing a rather good job of convincing him that they are magicians, but end up walking the plank anyway. But like in every siituation, they narrowly escape and the adventure continues.
  annashapiro | Nov 16, 2009 |
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Scieszka, Jonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCauley, AdamIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, LaneIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142400459, Paperback)

Everyone’s favorite time-travelers are changing their styles!  The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka’s wacky brand of humor.

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Once again, three friends are sent back in time by a magic book and they find themselves prisoners of the evil pirate Blackbeard.

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