Thursday, June 30, 2022

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Jose and the Pirate Captain Toledano by Arnon Z Shorr

Jose and the Pirate Captain by Arnon Z. Shorr
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 
Jose and the Pirate Captain

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

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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Advance Praise Jose and the Pirate Captain Toledano by Arnon Z. Shorr

Winner of the PJ Our Way Author Incentive Award

Praise The Pirate Captain Toledano Film

“Despite its brevity this movie was extremely well done, emotionally very moving, realistic, and genuine.”-Anne, Amazon “I've definitely never seen this version of pirate storytelling, or even knew about their existence historically until now, but it's SO fascinating to think about what these pirates could have been like. The score, the acting, and the storyline flows so well and definitely makes you want to keep watching what happens with the stowaway. I'd love to see this made into a feature one day.”-Milagros Ortiz, Amazon “Filled with suspense and genuine emotion. I was moved by the story and very impressed.”- Philip W, Amazon IndieFEST Film Awards Winner: Award of Excellence Near Nazareth Film Festival Winner: Jury Award

Jose and the Pirate Captain by Arnon Z. ShorrAbout Arnon Z. Shorr

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. Website: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:

Jose and the Pirate Captain by Arnon Z. ShorrAbout Joshua Edelglass’

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. Website: Instagram:

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Giveaway Jose and the Pirate Captain Toledano by Arnon Z. Shorr

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 accepted via Rafflecopter only. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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My Review

I really enjoyed reading José and the Pirate Captain Toledano. I thought this graphic novel was a fun read. It is full of action, adventure, and lessons that all could learn from. I loved it. 

I loved the illustrations in José and the Pirate Captain Toledano by the talented artist, Joshua M Edelglass. The vivid colors of the pictures perfectly go with the story and really made the tale flow. They are a great way to keep a readers attention as to what was going on.  

I am giving José and the Pirate Captain Toledano five stars. Readers that are between the ages of  eight and twelve and enjoy reading graphic novels full of action. I look forward to sharing this book with my own children. I know they will love it. 

I received a paperback copy of José and the Pirate Captain Toledano from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed 'José and the Pirate Captain Toledano'!