Talk Like a Pirate Day

Today was National Talk Like a Pirate Day and many of Old Town Alexandria’s shops participated in a treasure hunt.  The folks at Hooray For Books! had a blast talking like pirates, reading pirate stories, singing pirate chanteys and watching all the parents and kids dressed up in their pirate regalia.  The day was a huge success and many are looking forward to next year’s Pirate Day.

If you missed today’s event, do not fear, here is a list of pirate stories you can read to get into the pirate spirit:

“How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda Long & David Shannon – when Braid Beard, the pirate, asked Jeremy Jacobs to join his crew as a digger, Jeremy accepted.  While on-board, he decided that being a pirate was the greatest thing in the world, until he decided it wasn’t.

Other pirate books you may enjoy – “Pirate Girl” by Cornelia Funke, “Bubble Bath Pirates!” by Jarrett J. Krosoczka & “Pirate Pete” by Kim Kennedy.

All are amazing books sure to tickle your funny bone and to get you into the pirate mood.

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