Ahoy, mateys! Set sail with Pirates for the true story of these swashbuckling adventurers. Action-packed illustrations and detailed descriptions provide young would-be adventurers with a first-hand look at what it was like to be a pirate. Beginning with a brief history of pirates and privateers, this book provides comprehensive coverage of everything from daily life on the ship -- food, living quarters, and ship maintenance -- to the heart-stopping battles fought for great treasures. A terrific reference, the book also includes technical sailing information, a discussion of pirates in fiction, brief biographies of the most notorious pirates, a glossary of nautical terms, and an index.
About the Author
Philip Steele has a passion for writing about history. He is a well-known author of more than one hundred children's books, including Castles, Pirates, Knights, The Best Book of Mummies, The World of Pirates, and The World of Castles. He was a student of medieval French and German literature, and has visited castles in England, France, Germany, Spain, and Poland. He has travelled to the Valley of the Kings and other sites of Ancient Egypt, and has met mummies face to face in the Cairo Museum. Philip now lives near Beaumaris and the other great castles of North Wales.