A rollicking account of pirate life by the creators of the acclaimed Castle Diary. The twenty-third of September, 1716 I write this on my last day at home. Tomorrow I am to join my Uncle Will aboard his ship and become A Sailor. Will has told me of sea monsters and mermaids and has sailed through a hurricane. Maybe I shall see these things For Myself! Nine-year-old Jake Carpenter does indeed see all this - and more, when his ship, the Greyhound, is captured by pirates and he embarks on an exciting new life on the wrong side of the law. Follow his adventures in this swashbuckling account of pirate life, by the creators of the acclaimed Castle Diary.
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Curious about life on a pirate ship? Climb aboard this account of adventure on the high seas as told by a feisty nine-year-old carpenter’s apprentice, circa 1716. Historically accurate illustrations of ship and crew, a map of Jake’s travels, and a detailed glossary and index vividly reveal the fascinating – and harsh – life of a pirate in the eighteenth century. Ships ahoy!About the Author:
Richard Platt has written more than 30 books, many of which have maritime themes. His other books include Cross Sections: Castles and Castle Diary, which was shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award, the TES Junior Information Book Award and the New Generation History Book of the Year Prize. Chris Riddell has illustrated many children's books, including Hans Christian Andersen's The Swan's Stories, translated by Brian Alderson, which was shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award. In 1999 he was Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal for Castle Diary. Chris is also a cartoonist for The Observer.
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0744594308 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # Z0744594308ZN
Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Chris Riddell (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0744594308