What's New

- updated to latest codebase for improved compatibility
- bug fixes

App Description

Join young Jeremy Jacobs in this interactive book app as he becomes a pirate on Braid Beard’s ship! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Jeremy learns all about being a pirate- from buried treasure, sea chanteys, and pirate talk, but soon finds out what pirate don’t do- no tucking kids in and no bedtime stories! Maybe being a pirate isn't so great after all.

- New York Times & Los Angeles Times Bestseller
- Book Sense Book of the Year Award: Children's Illustrated
- School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

"The narrator is amazing and I loved all the extra effects and visuals. It was like hearing it for the first time." - Melinda Long, author of How I Became a Pirate

Explore the Story:
- ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration
- LEARN new words by tapping pictures
- RECORD your own narration & share it with others
- SELECT a scene with easy-to-use navigation
- KEEP kids in the story with parental controls

Designed for children ages 5-8


The Reviews Are In:
- Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award
- "Highly recommended." - Digital Storytime
- “You are completely pulled into the story with its incredible point of view perspective and comic twists. This is one beautiful app.” - Teachers with Apps


We'd Love To Hear From You!
- Please share your thoughts in a review! Your experience matters to us.
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Official Houghton Mifflin Harcourt licensed app: http://www.hmhco.com

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • July 25, 2014 Initial release
  • September 19, 2014 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • September 24, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • October 03, 2014 New version 2.7
  • December 08, 2016 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • January 04, 2017 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • June 14, 2019 New version 2.7.3
  • July 15, 2020 New version 2.7.4
  • September 16, 2023 New version 2.8.0