Maggie and the Pirate: Ezra Jack Keats

Maggie and the Pirate

Author/Illustrator: Ezra Jack Keats
Publisher: Scholastic
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
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