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Discovering Piratesby Richard Platt
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Take a trip across miles of salty seawater in the entertaining and informative childrenis book Discovering Pirates . Part nonfiction, part poetry, and plenty of fun, Discovering Pirates takes young readers on a wave of adventure fromthe Mediterranean Sea into the tropical waters of the Caribbean. In this lavishly illustrated childrenis 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 buriedtheir 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 wassent 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.
Exciting color illustrations put wind in the sails of the most famous pirates as they travel the seven seas in search of treasure and adventure. This children's book includes a wealth of information on what life was like on the high seas: what pirates ate, what they wore, and what they did while they were out to sea.
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