This one isn’t a Christmas story but it would still make a great Christmas gift for book lovers this year! Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was a great lesson in what is considered stealing and friends encouraging each other to do the right thing.
Captain No Beard loves the Aurora Borealis so much that he wants to take it home with him. His friends are all shocked and alarmed that he wants to steal something and decide they must talk to him about it. As it turns out, he didn’t really think that borrowing was the same as stealing and didn’t understand. What a great thing to have friends that loved him enough to talk to him about doing the right thing!
This is a book in a series of Captain No Beard Stories but the first that I’ve read. I was a little confused at the end when all of a sudden they are in Alexander’s bedroom, who is actually Captain No Beard, without explanation. I’m assuming since this is the first I’ve read in the series that this is previously explained and Alexander is a little boy with an imagination. Once I saw the scene in his room and all his friends, I realized they were the same friends on the ship.
While technically this book can stand alone, it would probably be better to read earlier in the series to really follow along so you aren’t thrown off like I was.
I liked reading this to my five and six year olds and having a discussion with them about stealing and encouraging one another to do the right thing. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis would make a great Christmas gift for the little ones in your life this year!
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Captain No Beard and his crew of loyal pirates heave anchor for another adventure, this time in the icy waters of the Arctic.Captain No Beard’s steering a course due north, sailing by the light of the North Star. Everyone on the crew wonders what the captain’s up to, especially as he gets embarrassed when they ask.When the captain finally admits his plan, the crew discovers he plans to steal the aurora borealis, the beautiful northern lights that brighten the arctic sky. They’re all shocked. They may be pirates, but even they know stealing is bad. Besides, how can anyone steal the lights from the sky?A charming, engaging tale about doing what’s right, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis is the latest installment in Carole P. Roman’s award-winning pirate series. The first book, Captain No Beard—an Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, received the Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012 award and the Star of Remarkable Achievement. The series presents real-life problems in an imaginary setting and encourages discussion with both parents and educators
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