Best Book of Pirates

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Stunning artwork depicts the lives and daredevil raids of famous pirates such as Blackbeard, Madame Cheng, and Captain Kidd, while clever cutaways and authoritative text reveal the day-to-day life on board their ships. The Best Book of Pirates by Barnaby Howard is the perfect book for young swashbucklers!

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Overview

Stunning artwork depicts the lives and daredevil raids of famous pirates such as Blackbeard, Madame Cheng, and Captain Kidd, while clever cutaways and authoritative text reveal the day-to-day life on board their ships. The Best Book of Pirates by Barnaby Howard is the perfect book for young swashbucklers!

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Children's Literature

This book is illustrated with colorful drawings...

Children's Literature
Author Harward has written a short informational book about pirates. He begins by giving a definition of pirates. It is simple and to the point: Pirates are people who attack and rob ships at sea. Then he describes the different types of pirates. There were corsairs, buccaneers, and privateers who pillaged the high scenes. Corsairs plundered ships in the Mediterranean Sea. Buccaneers were pirates who lived on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, and Privateers were privates sent by their government to rob enemy ships when their country was at war. The author also describes a pirate ship and their flags. The skeleton flags were designed to frighten their enemies. A description of life on a pirate ship and pirates' weapons are also explained. Also, piracy in the Caribbean, on the African coasts, and in the Orient are described. There were also women pirates. An Irish lass named Anne Bonny was married to a sailor before she became a pirate. Another Irish lady called Grace O'Malley was an Irish noblewoman who commanded a fleet of pirate galleys. There are stories that pirates buried their treasures. Captain Kidd was caught, and his treasure found buried on Gardiner's Island. The pirates of yesterday are gone, but pirate attacks still exist in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea. Their victims are luxury yachts and tankers. This book is illustrated with colorful drawings. A glossary is also included. 2006, Kingfisher Publications, Ages 7 to 10.
—Della A. Yannuzzi
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753459362
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 4/19/2006
  • Series: Best Book of Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 457,125
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Barnaby Howard has worked as a teacher, journalist, editor, and writer of children's books and CD-ROMS.

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