Discovering Pirates

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Pelican Publishing, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Take a trip across miles of salty seawater in the entertaining and informative children's book Discovering Pirates . Part nonfiction, part poetry, and plenty of fun, Discovering Pirates takes young readers on a wave of adventure from
the Mediterranean Sea into the tropical waters of the Caribbean. In this lavishly illustrated childreni1/2s book, one can find a world of riches, discovery, and excitement.

Find out who the most famous, or rather, infamous pirates were. Uncover the secrets of how these lawless sea rogues divided their treasures. Read this enlightening and imaginative pirate book and see how the bandits planned and executed their attacks. With each turn of the page, one will learn why prisoners walked the plank, why captains buried
their treasures, and why some lucky pirates were pardoned of their sea crimes.

Who could be so bold, so daring, and so despicable as to hold the mighty Julius Caesar for ransom? Pirates, of course! Even Queen Elizabeth I of England not only allowed licensed pirates to prey on Spanish ships, but also encouraged this wicked behavior. The thought of riches and adventure was too appealing for some, such as William Kidd. Kidd was
sent on a mission to catch some plundering thieves of the sea but instead became a pirate himself! One can learn all this and more upon diving into the captivating tales contained in this treasure of a book.

 

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Contents

OCEAN RAIDERS
THE SPANISH MAIN
PIRACY BOOMS
THE PIRATE SHIP
PIRATE WEAPONS
THE ATTACK
SHARING THE BOOTY
A TERRIBLE FATE
SAILING FOR HOME
HARDSHIPS AND HAZARDS
TREASURE ISLAND
THE CAPTURE
A PIRATES PUNISHMENT
INDEX
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Richard Platt is the author of a growing list of informative books for young readers and also writes for innovative multimedia projects. He was born in 1953 in the United Kingdom and earned his degree in art from Newcastle College of Art and Design in 1974. Platt earned his B.A. from Leeds Polytechnic University and attended Central School of Art in 1977. He has had experience working as a photographer and subeditor and has been a freelance writer since 1985. Platt lives in England.

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