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The Gingerbread Pirates

by Kristin Kladstrup

It's Christmas Eve, and Jim and his mother are making pirate gingerbread men to leave as a snack for Santa. Jim makes a captain- complete with a gingerbread cutlass and a toothpick for a peg leg- and names him Captain Cookie. Jim thinks he's much too good to be eaten and sets him aside. Late that night, when Jim is fast asleep, Captain Cookie sets off on a daring adventure to find his pirate crew and rescue them from a mysterious character he's heard about, a cannibal named Santa Claus. This fresh, funny story sparkles with all the excitement of a pirate adventure and all the magic of Christmas morning.

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