Piratesby John Matthews
Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Black Sam Bellamy…the very names conjure up hair-raising images of razor-sharp cutlasses, buried treasure, the skull and crossbones, and walking the plank. Containing biographies of legendary buccaneers plus details on their weapons, codes of conduct, and punishments, this lavishly illustrated book beautifully captures the swashbuckling world of pirates and paints a compelling portrait of life at sea in a bygone era.
- Carlton Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
John Matthews is the author of numerous books including the #1 New York Times Best-Seller, PIRATES and the highly successful King Arthur for Carlton Books. He has a long-held fascination for the subject of King Arthur. He lives in London, England.
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One way to think of 'Pirates' is as a history of pirates, pirate lore, and of sailing the seven seas in the late 1700's. The book is full of historical information about this golden age of pirates. There's a primer that explains pirate ship flags, another that explains all the parts of sailing ships, and another that explains pirate slang. 'Pirates' is complete with flaps and pullouts, a replication of an actual pirate map, and lots more. The wanted poster for Blackbeard is a nice extra touch. 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.
this book is AWESOME! i just had to have it when i saw it in the shop. its really captivating and looks into the real life of a pirate and its got lots of stuff on famous pirates too.
I have seen it at the store but I couldn't buy it.. I looked at it and envied the people buying it. I can't wait until I've saved up enough money!
i saw it at the store and i did not hesitate to buy it, it has so much stuff to look at and a ton of info i did not know