The Big Book of Pirates

The Big Book of Pirates

by Joan Vinyoli, Albert Vinyoli, Xosé Tomás
     
 
Ahoy, mateys! Prepare for adventure on the high seas, where the Jolly Roger flies high, and fearsome, bloodthirsty rogues sail in search of their next victims. Based on history and legend, the fifth title in the popular “Big Book” series brings brave readers face to face with some of the most notorious pirates of all time, from Blackbeard to the ruthless

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Ahoy, mateys! Prepare for adventure on the high seas, where the Jolly Roger flies high, and fearsome, bloodthirsty rogues sail in search of their next victims. Based on history and legend, the fifth title in the popular “Big Book” series brings brave readers face to face with some of the most notorious pirates of all time, from Blackbeard to the ruthless Captain Scarfield. What a chilling, thrilling, treacherous treat!

THIRTEEN SPINE-TINGLING STORIES:
The Corsair * La Canción del Pirata (The Song of the Pirate) * The Rover *
The Black Corsair * Queen of the Caribbean * The Vengeance of a Helmsman *Blackbeard * The Blighting of Sharkey * The Ghost Pirates * Captain Singleton *Pirates of the Spanish Caribbean * Captain Scarfield * The Frozen Pirate

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5–6—A red sky at night may be a sailor's delight, but for those who long for the scoundrel's life at sea, this book satisfies instead. It's a buccaneer's bounty of tales and artwork sure to appeal to the imagination of wannabe pirates born a couple of centuries too late. The sturdy cover features gold lettering and a skull and crossbones above a cutout framing the smarmy visage of Blackbeard himself. Inside is a treasure trove of abridged yarns by the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Conrad, Daniel Defoe, and others. Of course the stories deal with pillaging, treachery, and all-around bad behavior on the open seas. The artwork is a dark, graphic-novel-like spin on N.C. Wyeth's illustrations for classics such as Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe. Tomás uses a bold color palette and has given many of his characters angular faces and staring eyes, all to an appropriately menacing effect. This entertaining package will not make port on the shelves for long.—Alyson Low, Fayetteville Public Library, AR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402780561
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,132,394
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

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