How The Pirates Saved Christmas is an 80 page chapter book with many illustrations by Lorrie Bennett. The book contains an Introduction, 10 chapters, an epilogue and glossary. This historical fiction novel, generally geared to readers 8 to 14 years old, involves a mixture of actual history and the story of how we often make choices that affect those around us. A story set in 1778 during the American Revolution that will delight the young reader in discovering how a shipload of pirates, serving as Privateers for the American colonists, decide to ?do a greater good? and save Christmas for the children and adults of Savannah, Georgia. Led by intelligent officers, and guided by Angel, a pure white bottlenose dolphin, and Lucky, the ship's dog, the young reader will sail with two young pirate sailors and the rest of the crew of the American Dream on a series of adventures that will teach them the importance of courage and the Christmas season.