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Pirates! Two Adventures: An Adventure with Scientists and an Adventure with Ahab

Pirates! Two Adventures: An Adventure with Scientists and an Adventure with Ahab

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by Gideon Defoe
     
 

ISBN-10: 1400077508

ISBN-13: 2901400077501

Pub. Date: 06/20/2006

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

Not since Moby-Dick...No, not since Treasure Island...Actually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a sea saga to rival The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, featuring the greatest sea-faring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain, who, although he lives for months at a

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

Not since Moby-Dick...No, not since Treasure Island...Actually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a sea saga to rival The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, featuring the greatest sea-faring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain, who, although he lives for months at a time at sea, somehow manages to keep his beard silky and in good condition.

Worried that his pirates are growing bored with a life of winking at pretty native ladies and trying to stick enough jellyfish together to make a bouncy castle, the Pirate Captain decides it's high time to spearhead an adventure.

While searching for some major pirate booty, he mistakenly attacks the young Charles Darwin's Beagle and then leads his ragtag crew from the exotic Galapagos Islands to the fog-filled streets of Victorian London. There they encounter grisly murder, vanishing ladies, radioactive elephants, and the Holy Ghost himself. And that's not even the half of it.

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab

Fresh from their mishaps with Charles Darwin and the evil Bishop of Oxford, the Pirates set sail in a bouncy new vessel–purchased on credit. In order to repay his debts, The Pirate Captain is determined to capture the enigmatic White Whale, hunted by the notoriously moody Ahab, who has promised a reward.

Chaos ensues, featuring the lascivious Cutlass Liz, the world’s most dangerous mosquito, an excerpt from the Pirate Captain’s novel in progress (a bodice ripper, of course), whale ventriloquism, practical lessons in whale painting, a shanty-singing contest in a Las Vegas casino, and a dramatic climax in which the Pirate Captain’s Prize Ham saves the day!

Move over, Herman Melville.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901400077501
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/20/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240

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Pirates! Two Adventures: An Adventure with Scientists and an Adventure with Ahab 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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The best book I ever read!
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This book is SO MUCH better than he movie (the movie was beyond excellent) and it contains much humor! For the first time ever (if you ask me, in the history of writing) someone has actually crafted amusing female characters! I recommend this to anyone with too much time on their hands! ...or anyone with too little, either (the books are disppointingly short) .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This pair of books inspired the movie, you get two books in one! The story is funny and provides great illustrations for added hilarity.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're love the hilarious and ridiculous this book is for you. It can be read in one sitting and is thoroughly enjoyable. A nice and brainless laugh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All in all Pirates in an Adventure with Scientist gets 4 stars!! The only reason it gets 4 stars is because the book is to short! I was disappointed when I saw the book ends at about 90 pages. Though this book is not the first on in the series, it is eas to pickup on the characters and plot. This book is hilariously funny and it will make the reader laugh on almost every page. The book is also very suspenseful and at many times it will leave you at several cliffhangers that make you burst with excitement. If you are looking for an in depth science fiction book this may not be the one for you, because the baook has very little science aspects to it. In fact it is almost poking fun at science, but it is in good fun. Everyone should enjoy this delightful and witty book it will keep you laughing for hours!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this out loud on a long car trip to my parents and kids -- older kids. If your kids are little, you'll have to censor five or six sentences. Still, it's great stuff!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Terry Pratchett move over...you have spawned another writer with your wit and sense of fun, and its Gideon Defoe. These books, while being very quick reads, will have you chuckling inside and out, and reading half out loud to your family or companion and being annoying -- its that funny! How could not love these nameless characters (read it to see what that means). AARRR!!! Get thee to your bookstore and pick up a copy... you'll be 'hooked'!!