“Pirates!” shouted Tom. “The pirates are coming! The pirates are coming! Quick! Everybody Hide!” Every day, Tom sits on the tallest hill to keep watch for pirates. At the first sign of them, Tom is supposed to race into the village and warn everyone so they can hide. After one too many false alarms, they don’t listen to Tom when the pirates finally are coming. Will the townspeople be able to hide from the pirates in time? John Condon creates a laugh out loud reinvention of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” that will leave readers with a surprise feel good ending.