From Captain Hook to Blackbeard, pirates have long captured the imaginations of both children and adults. A stunning collection of tales, facts, images, and maps, this book goes behind the myths and legends with a look at the reality of life on the ocean. Two special spreads with printed, see-through acetate pages provide a window onto the pirates' greatest weapontheir shipsand the tricks they used to surprise their victims. The battles and treasure hunts that are the stuff of classic pirate adventure stories come alive with more than 120 full-color illustrations. Recommended by the Parents' Choice Foundation
About the Author
Kelly Davis has over 20 years' experience in publishing, first in Australia, then in the U.K. She has edited numerous books for adults and children, including many of the Historical Storybooks and 21st Century Debates titles (Hodder Wayland). She co-wrote 35 Up: The book of the Granada TV Series for the BBC. Presently, she is a freelance writer and editor working on a diverse range of books, from children's titles to health, cookery, and business.