By: John Matthews;
Genre: Children books Age 9-12, Picture book,
Description: Prepare to enter the wicked world of pirates...Here is the stuff of legend, where tales of adventure and intrigue are written in blood. Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and Anne Bonny - the very names conjure up images of razor-sharp cutlasses and of buried treasure, of doomed mariners walking the plank and of ships fleeing from the dreaded Jolly Roger. Avast ye landlubbers! Dip into this vibrantly illustrated book to learn about the daredevil exploits of those pirates who have passed into folklore and inspired unforgettable characters such as Long John Silver and Captain Jack Sparrow. Read of daring raids on sea and land, and discover the reality of pirate life on board a ship - from their strict codes of conduct to the terrible punishments that awaited those who broke them...