My Best Book of Pirates

My Best Book of Pirates

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Pirates have thrilled and frightened landlubbers for centuries. Names such as Blackbeard, captain Kidd and Madame Cheng conjure up images of buried treasure, galleons flying the Jolly Roger and swashbuckling tales of derring-do. This title introduces the reader to the high seas and to the daring, adventurous world of pirates, taking a close look at the lives of the men and women who ruled the oceans, defying the laws of land and sea in their shameless pursuit of booty and adventure.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 220.98 x 264.16 x 5.08mm | 226.8g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations, glossary, index
  • 0753406888
  • 9780753406885

About Barnaby Harward

Barnaby Harward has worked as a teacher, journalist, editor and writer. He has also worked on an educational magazine for Polish children learning English, as well as on an English-language newspaper in Warsaw. Now based in England, he is working on children's titles for a variety on age groups, planning, writing and editing material for books and CD-ROMs. Richard Platt has worked as a writer and copywriter for many years on books, multimedia projects and museum exhibits. He writes for both children and adults, across a wide variety of subjects, and his work has been shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award, and the Times Education Supplement and History Today awards.show more

Table of contents

What are pirates?; the high seas;a pirate ship; all aboard!; tools of the trade; the Barbary pirates; the Spanish main; piracy in the Caribbean; African coasts; the Orient; pirate women; buried treasure; rules of the game; pirates today.show more

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