Mary Quattlebaum’s husband Christopher David, a showman and magician in his own right, wanted Mary to write a book about pirates so he could dress up at her book events.  Mary obliged with Pirate vs Pirate: The Terrific Tale of a Big Blustery Maritime Match (illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, Hyperion).

Bad Bart is the biggest, burliest boy pirate in the Atlantic. Mean Mo is the maddest, mightiest girl pirate in the Pacific. When they meet in the middle, it’s a no-holds-barred contest to see who is the best pirate in the world. They test who is brave enough to swim with sharks, who is strong enough to throw a cannonball, who can eat the most hard tack, and who has collected the most treasure. Again and again their respective crews proclaim, “Tie!” Bad Bart and Mean Mo stare each other down and . . . fall head over heads in love! This epic tale of the union of two pirate captains is told in seadog lingo and illustrated with of knockout oceanic battles. It’s a love story like no other. Arrgh!





Mary will be reading and signing all over town this month, often with her pirate husband!










May 7 at 3 p.m.
Pirate book event
Hooray for Books
Alexandria, VA

May 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Pirate Book Event
Palisades Library
Washington, DC

May 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Tot Book Event, Outdoor Stage
Washingtonian Center
Gaithersburg, MD

May 21 at 11 a.m.
Pirate Reading and Signing
Book Festival
Gaithersburg, MD

June 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.
SCBWI Presentation
Germantown Library
Germantown, MD



Author Visits

Book Trailers