Richter Publishing and their team just released two children’s books based on the legendary pirate José Gasparilla who discovered Tampa Bay. The books are for children ages 3-10 years old so they can learn about the history why we celebrate with the Gasparilla Pirate Festival every year.
A coloring and activity book based on the legendary pirate José Gasparilla who discovered Tampa Bay. Every year Tampa Bay celebrates with the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Pirate ships parade through Tampa Bay, tossing beads and other treasures to people in the crowd. It’s the one place where everyone can become a pirate for a day. For ages 3-5.
José Gaspar never intends to become a pirate, but after being falsely accused of stealing the crown jewels, it becomes his fate while trying to escape on a ship bound from Spain to Florida. After saving his best friend and freeing the crew from the ship’s evil captain, he defeats the infamous Pierre LaFitte then claims the west coast of Florida as his pirate domain… until the Americans find him. For ages 7-10.