Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion

Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion

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Overview

Aar! Hoist the sails for a lavish new discovery filled with treasures — a magnificent resource for pirate lovers everywhere.

Step lively, pirate foes and fanciers! Mysterious booty found inside a long-lost sea chest, hidden for hundreds of years off the coast of Newfoundland, has just been uncovered for your enjoyment. Within these covers is the fascinating eighteenth-century journal of Captain William Lubber, an earnest soul who sailed the seas in search of the vicious female pirate Arabella Drummond. Prepare for a mesmerizing tale of the golden age of piracy — from storm-tossed sailing ships to tantalizing treasure islands, from pirates' flags and fashions to their wily weapons and wicked ways. An extraordinary find for pirateologists, here is a true and complete companion for the dedicated pirate hunter.

PIRATEOLOGY's special treasures include:
- a stunning cover bearing a working compass and glittering gems
- treasure map with a missing piece — for the canny reader to find
- multiple flaps, maps, charts, and booklets harboring codes and clues
- intricate drawings of ships' interiors
- a packet of gold dust
- a pocket sundial
- a cache of pirate letters, pieces of eight — and a jewel as a final reward

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763631437
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 07/11/2006
Series: Ologies Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 179,606
Product dimensions: 12.10(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.92(d)
Lexile: NC1180L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is said to be suitable for ages 8 (3rd Grade) and up. It's also extremely suited for grandparents. It combines an interesting story line, Captain Lubber is sailing the world searching for the vicious female pirate Arabella Drummond. The book purports to be his journal or log of the trip and what he learned along the way. It is printed on a heavy parchment paper, and filled with activities requiring that you look at a little book glued onto a page, or tie knots with the strings on another page. It is a heavy well made book with a compass inset into the front cover - you have to have a compass to go looking for pirates - jewels set into the East and West position, and a large jewel in the back cover - pirates like jewels. I hate to be overly picky, but there is one error in the book. At one point it says that pirates liked this kind of ship called a sloop. But the picture shows a topsail schooner instead. Oh well, maybe this was put in intentionally so you can demonstrate your knowledge to your grandkid. Then again, maybe he'll just think you're weird.
cmbohn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lots of fun. A cool looking compass on the front, but it's just for looks. Scrapbook style book.CMB
Vampirate_queen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you've ever actually studied pirates, like me, you will find that this book is wildly inaccurate. The facts are mixed up.Thought this is a really cool book and I myself do enjoy writing in the code that is hidden in the book, it is not accurate, and won't really teach you anything about pirates.
isa-massad on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book that will help you to find out about pirates if you want to know about themIn this book will show you what do piratedo to find goldthis is a great book to find out the interior of a pirate boat y the flags the use to warn the other pirates.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandson seemed to enjoy the parts of the book that he was interested in; I will be curious to see if he returns to read more that he skipped over.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a good book on pirates!My brother and I loved the book and the cool thing was that my brother said it had a lot of interesting facts!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I tolerated Pirates of the Caribbean one. The sequal was a bore, pointless and way too long. However I still love this book since I like the myths of Pirates and classics such as Treasure Island and Peter Pan. This book is done really clever with a good tale and a unique illustration style. Whether you just like the movies with Depp (channeling his inner Keith Richards) or like the myths, literature or true history of Pirates this book is for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is the best fact book I have ever got for my child. He loved opening the flaps and looking at the pictures. If your child loves pirates, the best book to get him is Pirateology.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is how to be a pirate. If you like Wizardology, you will be glued to this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Pirateology' is a large-size, illustrated book and the fourth in the 'ologies' series. Other books in the series are 'Dragonology,' 'Wizardology,' and 'Egyptology.' The book is very short, at only 32 pages, but the illustrations are excellent. 'Pirateology' has black and white illustrations as well as full color illustrations and is written as if it is the 1723 journal of pirate hunter William Lubber. Captain Lubber's around-the-world voyage as he chases after the infamous female pirate Arabella is told through the pages of the book. As it tells the tale, the book also talks about pirates around the world, their ships, their weapons, their customs. A foldout map shows Captain Lubber's route and other extras are included like a ransom note and a booklet about Arabella. 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.