The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe

The Pirates book, Gideon Defoe


Well what a fun, bizarre little romp this was! I had seen reviews of these “The Pirates” books popping up on a few different blogs, and I was intrigued so I added the first one to my Paperbackswap wishlist. It became available, I ordered it, and it arrived on Monday right before I had to go to work. Perfect!

Sooooo… The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is a goofy little book about pirates. Basically, the ridiculous Pirate Captain worries that his pirate crew is getting bored, so they set off for an adventure! They end up meeting up with Darwin, who needs their help, and they decide to help him.

I honestly don’t know how I can describe this book, except that it’s very, very silly and made me giggle out loud several times, which was awkward cause I was at work “training” the temp (AKA letting him take all the calls and do all the work and let me know if he needs help while I sit there and read/play with my phone/do sudoku puzzles). I kept underlining the funny parts to refer back to them later and read them to the honeyman. Such as…

“I will lay the smackdown on your wicked ways!”


“If the pirate with a scarf had been more poetically minded he’s have thought that her eyes were like a thousand emeralds, glittering in a far off pirate treasure chest. But he wasn’t, so he just thought that she had really really green eyes, a bit like seaweed.”

See how funny? This was only about 130 pages, and it was time well spent. It made me laugh, and I’m looking forward to reading the other books as soon as I can get my little hands on them. I shall own them all! Also, as a side note – I had no idea that the claymation movie called The Pirates! that came out recently was based on these books. So OBVIOUSLY I have to watch it now.


 Sarah Says: 5 stars




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