Jose and the Pirate Captain Toledano by Arnon Z. Shorr Book Tour, Review & Giveaway! {Ends 7/1/22}

May 9, 2022 | 3 comments

Book Details:

Jose and the Pirate Captain Toledano by Arnon Z. Shorr, Illustrated by Joshua Edelglass’

Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing, May 1, 2022
Category: Children’s Graphic Novels, Pirates, Action Adventure, Jewish, Children’s Prejudice and Racism
Tour dates: May 2-June 30, 2021
ISBN: 978-1728420097
Available in Print and ebook, 96 pages

Book Description:

Set in the shadows of the Spanish Inquisition, this is the coming-of-age story of José Alfaro, a young refugee who forms a powerful bond with the mysterious Pirate Captain Toledano. It’s also a dynamic pirate adventure on the high seas, with hand-to-hand combat and ship-to-ship action, and the powerful story of a dark time in history when people took different paths to survive.

José Alfaro is a cocky, rambunctious teen in the 16th-century colony of Santo Domingo, pulling pranks and dodging the authorities. One day, José’s mischief lands him in serious trouble.

Hoping for a fresh start, he stows away on the Laqish, not knowing that it’s a pirate ship. From his hiding place, he watches the pirates divide their loot and plan their attacks on long days at sea. He also takes note of the respect they have for their captain, the intimidating Toledano.

But the captain has a secret―like José, he is a Jew. For him, piracy is not about the gold; it has a different purpose.

Under the tutelage of the ship’s quartermaster, José learns the intricacies of pirate life. But when he can, the captain finds ways to pull José away from the crew, to teach him about his ancestors.

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Review By LAWonder10:

In this comic book, a young man tries to “fit In”. As he tries to fit in he is met with varying opposition. He rebels and then discovers the world as it really is.

He unites with Pirates and discovers that is no easier than the life he left.

This book is about self, discovery, prejudice, Jews, revenge, honesty, and bravery. It is historical fiction.

the characters are real enough. The message is unclear at times but otherwise, very strong and good.

The illustrator did a good job on the various illustrations. The captions were always clear as to who was speaking.

It had a challenge at the end of the chapter for the reader to research.

I offer a Four Stars rating

This Book Was Gifted to me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.


Meet the Author:

Arnon Z. Shorr is an author, screenwriter and filmmaker of character-driven adventures and thrillers, where heroes grapple with the extraordinary, and in doing so, learn important truths about themselves.

Arnon spent most of his childhood between worlds: a Hebrew speaker in America, a private school kid in a rented two-bedroom apartment. Whenever he’d set foot in one world, his other foot would betray him as different. For that reason, he tells stories that embrace the peculiar, where encounters with the unexpected reveal who we are.

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Meet the Illustrator:

Joshua Edelglass is a freelance illustrator from Massachusetts. He is also the Assistant Director of Camp Ramah New England. At Brown University, Josh wrote and drew the political cartoon, WorldView for The Brown Daily Herald. That experience gave him the bug for cartooning, a passion that has never left him.

Josh’s work has appeared in a variety of exhibitions, including Pow! Jewish Comics Art and Influence that ran at the Brooklyn Jewish Art Museum in Spring 2018. Josh was included in the Jewish Comix Anthology, published in 2014 by Alternative History Press. Josh was also included in SCI: The Jewish Comics Anthology vol. 2, which was published in the fall of 2018.

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You Can Find the Tour Schedule Here :

Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus May 2 Kickoff & Interview

Sage Nor Goodreads May 3 Review

Lu Ann Rockin’ Book Reviews May 9 Review

Jas International Book Promotion May 10 Review

Bookgirl Amazon May11 Review

Zohar Man of la Book May 17 Review & Interview

Am Goodreads May 18 Review

Betty Goodreads May 19 Review

Liam Goodreads May 20 Review

Nora S. Storeybook Reviews May 24 Guest Review & Excerpt

DT Chantel Amazon June 1 Review

Bee Book Pleasures June 2 Review & Interview

Ellen See Goodreads June 3 Review

Michelle Reading Authors Network June 6 Review

Lisa’s Writopis June 8 Review

Carole Rae’s Random Ramblings June 10

Smitty Goodreads June 13 Review

Lisa’s Writopis June 14 Guest Post

Marion Moonlight Musings June 15 Review & Guest Post

Gud Reader Goodreads June 16 Review

Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus June 17 Review

Suzie M. My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews June 21 Review & Excerpt

Linda Lu Goodreads June 22 Review

Laura Lee Celticlady’s Reviews June 24 Guest Review & Guest Post

Mike Goodreads June 27 Review

Sal Bound 4 Escape June 28 Guest Review

Gracie Goodreads June 29 Review

Amy Locks, Hooks and Books June 30 Review & Excerpt

Giveaway Details:

This giveaway is for 2 print copies One for each of 2 winners. This giveaway is open to the U.S. only and ends on July 1, 2022 midnight, pacific time.  Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only. 

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  1. Teddy

    I am so glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for your thoughts!

  2. Nancy

    Terrific cover

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