Please can someone name me a courageous pirate?

(22 Posts)
worriedsick100 Wed 05-Mar-14 14:04:58

Desperate times - a friend only has a pirate costume for tomorrow and we are trying to come up with a courageous pirate to qualify for world book day. Thanks so much.

TeamHank Wed 05-Mar-14 14:06:36

Captain Pugwash grin?

DogQuestions Wed 05-Mar-14 14:08:22

The Dread Pirate Roberts

Captain Flynn (from Captain Flynn and the Pirate Dinosaurs)

PiratesLifeForMe Wed 05-Mar-14 14:08:26

Jack Sparrow?

PiratesLifeForMe Wed 05-Mar-14 14:09:20

Umm....unless he was never in any books in which case ignore me...!

TeamHank Wed 05-Mar-14 14:13:03

The Pirates Next Door?

worriedsick100 Wed 05-Mar-14 14:13:52

Jack sparrow is quite a specific look so was going to give him a wide berth.

Were there any brave pirates in treasure island or were they all villains ( I am immediately discounting long john silver and jim hawkins)?

worriedsick100 Wed 05-Mar-14 14:15:50

without knowing the stories of these books were any of them brave?

TeamHank Wed 05-Mar-14 14:16:09

The pirates in Pirates Next Door are very cool.

Do they need to have been brave? smile

Goblinchild Wed 05-Mar-14 14:16:26

How old is the child?
Dread Pirate Roberts is from the book 'The Princess Bride'
There are The Night Pirates.
There's One eyed Jake by Pat Hutchins
All the pirates in Treasure Island.

BobbyGentry Wed 05-Mar-14 14:16:28

Edward Teach (Blackbeard) & most privateers !?! smile

Dinosaursareextinct Wed 05-Mar-14 14:17:16

Villains can be brave too. Real life pirates are all villains.

Goblinchild Wed 05-Mar-14 14:18:25

Bartholomew Roberts was both successful and well-liked by his crew.

worriedsick100 Wed 05-Mar-14 14:23:35

They character needs to have shown courage. The child is 6. I suspect lots of pirates were just baddies and not necessary courageous. I think you just need to quote the name of book if asked who you are.

Missee Lee en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missee_Lee see last paragraph

CMOTDibbler Thu 06-Mar-14 12:11:18

The Man whose Mother was a Pirate by Margaret Mahy

Goblinchild Thu 06-Mar-14 12:39:56

I love that book CMOT. The language alone makes it fabulous literature.

KinderBoris Thu 06-Mar-14 12:48:31

Captain Buckleboots?

KinderBoris Thu 06-Mar-14 12:49:18

He was brave enough to say he was sorry and help put his naughtiness right?

drivenfromdistraction Thu 06-Mar-14 12:50:01

Captain Flynn of course! He courageously takes on those dreaded pirate dinosaurs every time smile

JanePurdy Thu 06-Mar-14 12:51:41

Too late I suppose but Molly in Pirate Girl!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pirate-Girl-Cornelia-Funke/dp/1904442935

kidnapped by pirates she kept her cool, sent a message to her mother in a bottle, & when her mother arrives she turns out to be Barbarous Bertha, terror of the high seas grin

JanePurdy Thu 06-Mar-14 12:51:54

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