The Not-So-Jolly Roger (book)
Author Jon Scieszka
Illustrator Lane Smith
Publication Order
Preceded by
Knights of the Kitchen Table
Followed by
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy


The boys are sent back in time by The Book and find themselves prisoners of the evil pirate Blackbeard.




  • Sam: We're lost. Shipwrecked. Robinson Crusoes of time and space. We have no idea where or when we are. 
  • Fred: Get a grip. I wish for buried treasure. The book sent us here. It doesn't take Einstein to figure it out. Somewhere around here, there's buried treasure. 
  • Sam: We are going to die. Don't say I didn't warn you. Because where there's buried treasure, there's pirates. We are dead meat. Shark food. 


Time Warp Trio Books
Knights of the Kitchen Table The Not-So-Jolly Roger The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy Your Mother Was a Neanderthal 2015
Tut, Tut Summer Reading Is Killing Me It's All Greek To Me See You Later, Gladiator Sam Samurai
Hey Kid, Want To Buy A Bridge? Viking It and Liking it Me Oh Maya Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci Oh Say, I Can't See
Marco? Polo!