Synopses & Reviews
The World of Pirates by Philip Steele Read about piracy through the ages, from the Caribbean to the South China Seas. Learn about pirate ships, flags, and daily life for the crew. What exactly was pirate treasure? What happened to pirates who were caught? Who are the most famous pirates? Are there any pirates around today? It's all here--and much, much more.
This book is a "must have" for school libraries. Place it on your shelf to encourage exciting reading.
Youngsters read about piracy through the ages, from the Caribbean to the South China Seas, and learn about pirate ships, flags, and daily life for the crew. Includes a glossary and index. Full color.
About the Author
Philip Steele has a passion for writing about history. He is a well-known author of more than one hundred children's books, including Castles, Pirates, Knights, The Best Book of Mummies, The World of Pirates, and The World of Castles. He was a student of medieval French and German literature, and has visited castles in England, France, Germany, Spain, and Poland. He has travelled to the Valley of the Kings and other sites of Ancient Egypt, and has met mummies face to face in the Cairo Museum. Philip now lives near Beaumaris and the other great castles of North Wales.