Rabbit Pirates: A Tale of the Spinach Main

Monsieur Lapin and Monsieur Blanc are retired pirates who now own the Spinach Main, a restaurant in the south of France famous for its fresh vegetables and excellent cuisine. Business is good until the day Monsieur Reynard, the fox, walks in.
What can the rabbits do? They have given up their pirate ways. but the fox is not easily discouraged. And one dark night, when the rabbits are sitting ouside on their terrace, admiring the moon...

In this utterly charming and funny story, Judy Cox and Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully create a French restaurant so convincing we can taste the crunchy vegetables and smell the geraniums. And in Rabbit Pirates they prove once and for all that the rolling pin is mightier than the sword!

"Cox's droll delivery and well-chosen details immediately transport readers to sunny southern France."--starred review in Publisher's Weekly

Selected Works

Picture Book
Animal Adventure
A stand-alone companion volume to "The Mystery of the Burmese Bandicoot" and "The Case of the Purloined Professor" also by Judy Cox.
Bank Street College of Education Best Books 2014
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Award Winners
Oregon Spirit Award
Bank Street College of Education, Best Books of 2011
Bank Street College of Education Best Books of 2011
TIME magazine Best Children's Books of 2009
Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award 2009
Children's Choices list 2009
TIME magazine Best Children's Books of 2005
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award 2004
Nevada Young Readers Award 2002