Maggie and the Pirate
Author/Illustrator: Ezra Jack Keats
Publication Year: 1979
Brief Summary: When Maggie’s cricket goes missing, she and her friends find the culprit — a pirate!
Awards, Honors and Prizes: Blue Ribbon book
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Why did the new boy take the cage? Was he sorry he did? How did he make up for what he did?
- Discuss new friends — use in beginning of school year — what are some ways you can make new friends, or make a new person in class/school feel welcome? Have you ever been the only new kid in a class? How does that make you feel?
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
- Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library