The Night Pirates

Harris, Peter

Book - 2006
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Night Pirates
Despite the fact that he is "only a boy, " Tom convinces the band of rough, tough, little girl pirates who have come to steal the front of his house to let him join in their adventures.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2006.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 0439799597
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,25 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Allwright, Deborah


From Library Staff

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Feb 10, 2015
  • skyekilaen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Night Pirates is the calm, cool counterpart to the rumpus-type pirate books. Young Tom wakes up one night to find that a band of girl pirates are stealing the front of his house... what the heck? The dreamy feel of the art and writing makes this a perfect bedtime story, and the "kids get one over on grownups" adventure is satisfying even when you're the grownup. One of our favorite picture books about pirates.

Aug 19, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I had high hopes for this book. The cover is so adorable. But I found the story a bit difficult to follow especially for a picture book. The language was rather abstract. "A ship off on adventures. A ship stealing the front of Tom's house for disguise!" I have no idea how the ship stole the front of Tom's house. The book is also A bit scary as the pirates sneak in in the middle of the night and steal treasure from real fire breathing pirates. And why do the pirates who steal Tom away have to be girl pirates? That seemed a little strange. And although the illustrations are colorful and cute, there is an inconsistency to them that made me lose my interest. Overall, I was sadly disappointed.

Jun 04, 2013
  • laedeechai rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Girl pirates is a welcome feature, and them inviting curious Tom along makes a good addition to an "acceptance of others" theme.

I like how it gets kids using their imagination, piquing their curiousities about what these pirates could be up to. I read it during a storytime and the kids were caught up in the adventure, one child asking if she could borrow it afterwards.

A keeper to be told again!

May 30, 2011
  • A2JL rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I like that the Pirates are girls (that parts great!), but, overall, it was more boring than I thought it was going to be.


Add Age Suitability

May 30, 2011
  • A2JL rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A2JL thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Find it at My Library