Friday, October 24, 2014

Review: Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis by:Carole P. Roman

 roman - aurora borealis
About the Book:
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?
About the Author:
Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher who became a businesswoman. Having grandchildren and sharing stories created a whole new career as an author. Her "Captain No Beard" series has become a hit with young readers as well as their parents. Her debut book, "Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" received Five Stars from the ForeWord Reviews - Clarion Review. She lives on Long Island with her family.

My Review:
 The Captain of a ship is usually the voice of reason in all things confusing or upsetting. He is the one, after all that everyone must depend on. This book in the Captain No Beard series is a touching one, yet thought provoking because the Captain wants to steal something that can't be stolen. Hallie has to be the one to reach out to him and help him see that stealing is wrong and the Aurora Borealis can't be taken home with them. It is a beautiful array of light that is available to a precious few and can only be seen in one special place.

 So what is the crew to do? Improvise, of course. So they immediately they set to work on their own creation of the glorious lights, right there in Alexander's room. The Captain No Beard series is a sweet, children's series based on imagination on real life situations. It is a great character series for children!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bostick.