The Old Pirate House (Uncle Jacks Childrens Stories Book 9)
Until Uncle Pirate steps in, that is Set sail for a classroom adventure from mollymockery to mathematics in this story of a boy who has what every kid wants -- a pirate for an uncle. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published June 3rd by Margaret K. McElderry Books. More Details Original Title. Uncle Pirate 1. Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews.
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Reviewed by JodiG. That's bad news. It is really pumpkin pie, but Wilson's mom only makes it when she has bad news.
What could it be this time? Wilson's mom hands his dad a letter from the Navy. They have found Wilson's uncle, an uncle he never knew he had, marooned on an island near Antarctica. He had only a fishing pole and a penguin with him when he was found. The Navy is sending them to Wilson's house yes, the penguin, too! They barely finish the letter when there is a knock at the door. There stands Wilson's uncle--and he's a pirate! How does a pirate learn to live a normal life?
Uncle Pirate attempts to hold a regular job, as a gardener and in a coffee shop, but nothing is as easy as it seems. And now, Captain Jack wants to go to school. A penguin in school? Very Elementary isn't even the nicest school in town. Things are out of control and even the principal hides under his desk from the bullies. Soon, Uncle Pirate is at school, too, and things start to look up for Wilson.
Can Uncle Pirate fit in at school and with Wilson's family? Things are certainly more interesting since he's come. It is silly and even the youngest readers will find their pirate "voice. Dec 15, Brandy rated it liked it Shelves: reads , childrens , for-reviews. For once, Wilson is almost cheered by the Bad News Pie his mom is making--maybe whatever news she has will keep his parents from noticing that his glasses are broken.
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Lucky for him, Mom's news is just distracting enough: her long-lost brother has been found, and is coming to stay with them. Wilson is shocked when his uncle arrives: he's not just a relative, he's a pirate, and he travels with a talking penguin. Captain Jack the penguin wants to learn to read, and Uncle Pirate Bob needs For once, Wilson is almost cheered by the Bad News Pie his mom is making--maybe whatever news she has will keep his parents from noticing that his glasses are broken.
Captain Jack the penguin wants to learn to read, and Uncle Pirate Bob needs to adjust to life on land, so it's off to Wilson's elementary school--the most un-shipshape place imaginable. That is, until Uncle Pirate takes over as Captain This is a goofy, humorous story, reminiscent of the Wayside School books. Early readers will enjoy Uncle Pirate's nautical vocabulary, and will likely adopt "arh" and "matey" into their own speech. The zaniness of the school's faculty is at odds with the realistic portrayal of Wilson and his family, which makes one or the other seem wrong for the book, but kids will get a kick out of this wacky story regardless.
Feb 11, Jackie added it Recommends it for: Everyone! Were they really listening from way back there?
But alas, we'll have to take another trip to the library to collect more books for more nights together. Nov 12, Amy Wadsworth rated it it was ok. This book was clever and creative, but there were a couple if messages there that I didn't appreciate. The school that the boy attends is in chaos. The kids behave horribly and the administration behaves even worse. There are three instances where the students recite the Pledge of Allegiance--only the Pledge isn't recited.
It is revised and almost mocked. I don't think kids should be reading things that downplay patriotism and paint school administrators in such a negative light. That being said This book was clever and creative, but there were a couple if messages there that I didn't appreciate. That being said, the Uncle Pirate was able to restore order to the school by giving responsibility to those who needed it, and uniting the students in a common goal--to keep their classrooms ship-shape and Bristol fashion.
Clever idea. Fun "piratey" language. Easy read. Not the best book for children.
Aug 30, Joenna rated it liked it Shelves: 2nd-3rd , 3rd-4th , juv-first-chapter. Wilson hates school because he has so many bullies.
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One day his long lost Uncle shows up, but his Uncle is a Pirate Bob needs a job and after unsuccesful jobs such as a gardener and coffee maker, he decides to go to school with Wilson. Wilson's teacher is scared of Pirate Bob and runs away. Pirate Bob takes over the class and becomes their teacher. The kids become "pirates" and each get their own pirate name. Soon the whole school wants Pirate Bob for a teacher and they all become pirates Wilson hates school because he has so many bullies. Soon the whole school wants Pirate Bob for a teacher and they all become pirates.
Not very well written and very unreal obviously. But for instance the principal's secretary won't let you in the room unless you giver her food and the principal sits under his desk and reads all day. A fun and silly book though. Dec 19, Nick rated it liked it Shelves: juvenile-fantasy. If the opening had been as good as the rest of the story, I would have given it a fourth star. The author may not have considered the possibility that the pirate character got a little too close to reality in the first chapters, talking about how difficult it's gotten to attack supertankers and such.
He's supposed to be sympathetic because he tried to do harm and failed? I had trouble with that. The best part of the opening was his explanation of teaching a penguin to talk. The worst was Bob the If the opening had been as good as the rest of the story, I would have given it a fourth star. The worst was Bob the pirate's casual disregard for others, including his own family. Once the real story started, it became much more interesting.
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The coffee shop and school stories were clever, strange and funny, as the "normal" folks got caught up in Desperate Evil Wicked Bob's pirate craziness. This one was goofy, but fans of Sideways Stories will love it. After a lifetime of pirating presumably not successfully Bob shows up at Wilson's door talking penguin in hand. Wilson would really like his Uncle Pirate to stay, but he needs a job to earn his keep. Not gardening, he cuts down everything, not the coffee shop, too corporate. But school, hey, he can teach school. It turns out Wilson's school has an over-the-top discipline problem and a former pirate is just the person to bring the k This one was goofy, but fans of Sideways Stories will love it.
It turns out Wilson's school has an over-the-top discipline problem and a former pirate is just the person to bring the kids to heel. A great, funny, easy chapter book, and exactly pages. Apr 09, Sherry rated it really liked it. Everything becomes "shipshape and Bristol fashion" in this humorous tale of a long-lost Uncle named Desperate Evil Wicked Bob, his talking penguin Captain Jack, and his nine year-old nephew, Wilson.