Boris von der Broch is a mean, greedy old pirate - tough as nails, through and through, like all pirates. Or is he? For when Boris'' parrot dies, the tough pirate is reduced to tears'
- Paperback | 32 pages
- 231.65 x 250 x 2.79mm | 154.22g
- 01 Sep 1998
- Harcourt Children's Books
- United States
- colour and b&w illustrations
"Resisting the temptation to reveal everything, author and illustrator instead give imaginative children something much better - a picture book that luxuriates in pure possibility.-The New York Times Book Review
About Mem Fox
MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. Kathryn Brown lives in western Massachusetts.
Our customer reviews
The first time I read this book to my preschool class of 4 and 5 year olds, there was absolute silence- they were really struck with the fact that tough people like pirates also had feelings, and that they were allowed to show them. I've always found that kids (and adults!) love anything by Mem Fox.show moreby Alison Wicks
"My 4 year old daughter loves all things pirate. She found this story exciting and quite captivating. Seeing Boris cope with all situations and have different emotions, even very sad times seems to be the reason my daughter asks for this story over and over. She always says 'sometimes you need to cry' when I finish reading this book."show moreby a Book Depository customer