What if a brave Captain Cookie stood up to Santa? A fresh, funny story that sparkles with all the excitement of a pirate adventure — and all the magic of Christmas morning.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Jim and his mother are making pirate gingerbread men to leave for Santa. Jim’s favorite is Captain Cookie, who carries a gingerbread cutlass and has a toothpick peg leg. The captain is much too good to be eaten, so Jim keeps him close by his bed. But late that night, when Jim is fast asleep, Captain Cookie steptaps away on a daring adventure to find his pirate crew — and rescue them from that mysterious character he’s heard about: a cannibal named Santa Claus. At once contemporary and timeless, suspenseful and joyous, this masterfully illustrated tale is destined to be a new holiday classic.
About the Author
Kristin Kladstrup is the author of the middle-grade novel The Book of Story Beginnings and the picture book The Gingerbread Pirates, illustrated by Matt Tavares. About Garden Princess, she says, I love gardens and books about princesses, so it doesn t surprise me that the story combines these two favorite things. What does surprise me is the magpie. I didn t expect him to show up! Kristin Kladstrup lives with her family near Boston.