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Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2007

    For Elementary School Kids and their Grandpa's

    This book is said to be suitable for ages 8 (3rd Grade) and up. It's also extremely suited for grandparents. It combines an interesting story line, Captain Lubber is sailing the world searching for the vicious female pirate Arabella Drummond. The book purports to be his journal or log of the trip and what he learned along the way. It is printed on a heavy parchment paper, and filled with activities requiring that you look at a little book glued onto a page, or tie knots with the strings on another page. It is a heavy well made book with a compass inset into the front cover - you have to have a compass to go looking for pirates - jewels set into the East and West position, and a large jewel in the back cover - pirates like jewels. I hate to be overly picky, but there is one error in the book. At one point it says that pirates liked this kind of ship called a sloop. But the picture shows a topsail schooner instead. Oh well, maybe this was put in intentionally so you can demonstrate your knowledge to your grandkid. Then again, maybe he'll just think you're weird.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2007

    Great book even if you hated the New Piartes of the Caribbean film!

    I tolerated Pirates of the Caribbean one. The sequal was a bore, pointless and way too long. However I still love this book since I like the myths of Pirates and classics such as Treasure Island and Peter Pan. This book is done really clever with a good tale and a unique illustration style. Whether you just like the movies with Depp (channeling his inner Keith Richards) or like the myths, literature or true history of Pirates this book is for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2006

    All Pirate of the Carribean Wannabes Check out this book!

    This book is how to be a pirate. If you like Wizardology, you will be glued to this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2006


    It is the best fact book I have ever got for my child. He loved opening the flaps and looking at the pictures. If your child loves pirates, the best book to get him is Pirateology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2006

    Arrgh!! There be pirates!! Hoist The Main Sail, Look Alive There Matey!!

    'Pirateology' is a large-size, illustrated book and the fourth in the 'ologies' series. Other books in the series are 'Dragonology,' 'Wizardology,' and 'Egyptology.' The book is very short, at only 32 pages, but the illustrations are excellent. 'Pirateology' has black and white illustrations as well as full color illustrations and is written as if it is the 1723 journal of pirate hunter William Lubber. Captain Lubber's around-the-world voyage as he chases after the infamous female pirate Arabella is told through the pages of the book. As it tells the tale, the book also talks about pirates around the world, their ships, their weapons, their customs. A foldout map shows Captain Lubber's route and other extras are included like a ransom note and a booklet about Arabella. For equally amazing illustrations, I also recommend illustrated edition of Robert Stanek's The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches. It's perfect for anyone who loves fantastic stories.

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