A Captain No Beard Story

By: Carole P Roman

Illustrated by: Bonnie Lemaire

Published: December 31, 2015

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


I am a huge fan of Roman’s books. She offers two great series of books including this Captain No Beard series as well as If you Lived In…series introducing children to cultures all over the world. Roman has also written several stand-alone children’s books, including a couple new ones that I will be reviewing this summer. To see all my review of Roman’s books, click HERE.

In the Captain No Beard series, a group of friends takes off on a pirate adventure, each time with wild imaginations and lots of lessons learned. In this story, the captain has let his job go to his head a bit and decides that he knows everything. Even when his dependable crew is pointing out the stormy seas and the dark clouds, he ignores their warnings…and almost too late. When the captain finally comes to his senses, he realizes he almost lost his crew to his silly notion of being right.

Children will love the excitement in the story and all the characters that have continued to make an appearance in all the Captain No Beard stories. Different types of clouds are discussed with an inclusive glossary at the end of the book describing all the clouds for you child to learn.

Lemaire has illustrated some of Roman’s other books and she is extremely talented. The characters, the storms, the vivid colors, and expressions on the faces bring the pages and the story to life. This newest addition to the series will encourage imagination, pretend play and a love of adventure in your children.

Carole P Roman – source

Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with her husband. Her most favorite job is being a grandmother to her many grandchildren. She currently lives on Long Island with her husband. Carole has written several books for children including the IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…series as well as a fiction series for children, CAPTAIN NO BEARD involving lots of fun adventure and imagination. For more on Carole, visit her website,

Accolades for Carole P Roman’s books:

Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born.”Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life” has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. “Pepper Parrot’s Problem with Patience” Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in… was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound.

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  1. Julie P. on May 16, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Sounds like this book is both entertaining and educational. I like the message!

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