Potatoes for Pirate Pearl


By: Jennifer Concepcion

Illustrated by: Chloe Burgett

Published: September 19, 2023

Publisher: Feeding Minds Press


Today is known as International “Talk Like a Pirate Day”, a day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. As well as talking like a pirate, you should definitely read some books about pirates and I’ve got the perfect one for you today. I’m also sharing a few other books at the bottom of the post perfect for celebrating all things pirates.

Pirate Pearl is sick of eating the tasteless hardtack biscuits and throws them overboard. Soon, Pearl and her sidekick parrot, Petunia are quite hungry. Eventually, they go in search of treasure and their map leads them to Farmer Fay’s potato farm.

Potatoes for Pirate Pearl page spread 1

Pirate Pearl has never eaten a potato. But, after tasting potato soup made by Farmer Fay, she wants to know more about this special and filling food. After the delicious meal, Farmer Fay takes Pirate Pearl out to the farm and teaches her all about growing potatoes. When Pirate Pearl goes back to her pirate ship, she can grow potatoes on her own.

Potatoes for Pirate Pearl page spread 2

This book makes for a fun read-aloud with Petunia’s squawking and Pearl’s pirate talk. Besides the silly pirate talk, there are real lessons about how to plant, harvest, and cook those tasty potato vittles. The end of the book includes tips for growing your own potatoes, recipes for Farmer Fay’s potato soup, and fun potato facts. Vividly colored illustrations with fun expressions will keep kids interested in the story as well.

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Jennifer Concepcion was born in Haiti, raised in northern British Columbia and now lives in Costa Rica with her three children. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Jennifer teaches bilingual Kindergarten and writes for kids of all ages. In her spare time, she can be found building pirate forts at the beach or hammock-swinging under the mango tree, lost in a good book. Learn more about Jennifer at jenwritescr.com

Chloe Burgett draws pirates, tea parties, and mysterious animals from her home in Nebraska alongside her pet cat, Pencil. She is the illustrator of several picture books, including Big Bold Beautiful Me by Jane Yolen and Maddison Stemple-Piatte and Cooler than Lemonade by Harshita Jerath. When not illustrating, Chloe is sailing the seven seas looking for potatoes! Learn more about Chloe at chloebartistry.com

Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The mission of the Foundation is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education. The goal of Feeding Minds Press is to publish accurate and engaging books about agriculture that connect readers to where their food comes from and who grows it. Learn more at feedingmindspress.com.

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