Piracy

Piracy

by Lynn Peppas
     
 

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Before 2009, the United States had not tried anyone as a pirate for almost 100 years. Modern-day pirates are dangerous criminals that commit crimes at sea. Pirates work for large, criminal groups who work from land. They steal ships and their cargo, take people prisoner, and even kill. How will the international community deal with this growing problem?  See more details below

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Before 2009, the United States had not tried anyone as a pirate for almost 100 years. Modern-day pirates are dangerous criminals that commit crimes at sea. Pirates work for large, criminal groups who work from land. They steal ships and their cargo, take people prisoner, and even kill. How will the international community deal with this growing problem?

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Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
Modern pirates commit criminal activities at sea. Piracy is a problem that affects the international community. A contents page defines the scope of the information from "Criminals at Sea" to "The Future of Pirates." Vibrant, full-color images support the text. Sidebars throughout the text highlight factual information. A world map shows the major shipping routes, and defines the frequency of use in these routes with different colored lines. The language is clear and direct with charts, timelines, and diagrams to help readers practice content-area reading strategies. "Learning More" lists "Books, Websites, and Movies/Documentaries" that provide more information about piracy. A glossary defines relevant terms. An index provides easy navigation through the text. This book is part of the "Crabtree Chrome" series, an innovative new series designed for middle school and early high school reluctant readers, who read several levels below their grade level. All of the titles include high-interest, timely topics, with curriculum and core-subject applications. This series opens the world of reading for reluctant readers. Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778711032
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Series:
Crabtree Chrome Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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