Board the Flying Dragon and join Captain No Beard with his motley crew on their nautical quests for treasure and adventure. Prolific children’s book author Carole P. Roman has penned an exciting series that will encourage kids to use their imagination to easily transport themselves to new parts of the world, full of wonder and fun.

Along with Mango the mast-climbing monkey, Linus the loud-mouthed lion, Fribbit the floppy frog, and Hallie, his first mate and cousin, Captain No Beard is ready to face any obstacles in his path. In the first installment of the series, An Imaginary Tale of a Pirates Life, Captain No Beard uses determination in the face of challenges and cooperation from his trusty team of fellow pirates to weather storms, discover the meaning of new words like “shiver me timbers” and negotiate with exotic species such as mermaids.

Meeting each challenge, Captain No Beard admits that “being a captain is hard work.” Ultimately though, Captain No Beard pursues his mission with his friends for the thrill of adventure and tenacity to uncover treasure.

Though in the end it is revealed that Captain No Beard was simply playing pretend with his cousin and their stuffed animals, the fun they had on their imaginary quest was anything but fictional. Enjoying the best doubloons a pirate could have, freshly baked cookies, the crew had to reflect on their quest as a success.

Author Carole P. Roman and illustrator Bonnie Lemaire show that there is no limit to your exploration and adventures when you make believe. The real treasure is being able to transport yourselves new and wondrous places without ever leaving the confines of a home or backyard. Lemaire’s vibrant and playful illustrations that accompany the story bring characters to life on every page.

Eager for more swashbuckling adventures? One of the greatest parts of the Captain No Beard series is that it features many different books and adventures. Roman has written 10 books so far in the series and seems to be keeping up with the demand of her readers and fellow aspiring adventurers. Winner of the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and named one of the Best of Children’s Indie books by Kirkus Reviews, this first of the series will surely leave you hooked for more.

Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life is available for purchase.

Learn more about Carole on her Author Profile page.

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Prolific children’s author, Carole P. Roman has published over fifty-two award-winning books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts three blog radio programs and is one of the founders of the magazine, Indie Author’s Monthly. Roman’s been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. She’s published a self-help book with media-maven, Julie A. Gerber, called Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Roman writes adult fiction under the pen name, Brit Lunden. She lives on Long Island near her family.


Bonnie Lemaire began her career as a freelance illustrator with her first promotional post card in 1989. She graduated from Ontario College of Art’s communication and design program in 1992 and took a position as artist/designer with Ganz and Brothers Canada. It was a valuable experience, catapulting her into a successful freelance career where she applied all her experience, hard work, and versatility in into a variety of new directions. Bonnie’s eternal optimism is the foundation of every drawing. Flowing from her pencils and tips of her brushes into her creative and eye-catching pieces, comical and curious creatures dance on the page. Children’s book illustration is her passion. Integrating eccentric creations within fantastical stories brings smiles to small faces and delight to her readers all over the world.