My thoughts: Taking the concept of children (siblings) playing together using their imagination to sail on the sea of counterpane as pirates, the boy, Alexander, leads the crew of imaginary pirates. He is Captain No Beard - after all, a boy has no beard.
They have sailed together through various adventures on the "high seas" and learning some good lessons in behavior, manners, and now a touch of science and geography. In Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis they learn....
- The use of the North Star for navigation
- The real name of the North Star
- That it is wrong to steal and borrow without permission
- What the Aurora Borealis is
Overall all, a pretty good mix of learning wrapped up in the guise of a cute little story. But what else would you expect from a former educator? Teachers teach!
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by the author in exchange for my review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I received no compensation for this review.