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Crabtree Pub., 1997 - Pirates - 32 pages
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Created by Bobbie Kalman, author of more than 180 bestselling children's books, Crabapples are starter non-fiction books for primary students. Each entertaining book features fascinating, easy-to-understand information along with awesome full-color photos and illustrations on animals, sea life, machinery and many other subjects kids are curious about. They also contain the all-important glossary and index young students need to do reports. Features: -- Starter non-fiction for younger readers -- Large-size photographs and simple, easy-to-understand style -- A multitude of subjects that fascinate children Pirates features notorious buccaneers like Blackbeard, William Kidd, and Black Bart. Full-color illustrations and photographs taken at pirate festivals show pirate clothing, the parts of a ship, and what the pictures on flags and maps meant. Life and duties of the crew on a pirate ship are also revealed. Other topics include: -- famous male and female pirates -- a pirate's clothes -- pirate activities and how to talk like a pirate -- how ships were captured and how punishment was carried out

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Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

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