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In 1716 Jake Carpenter joins his Uncle Will aboard the Greyhound, to become a sailor, but when the Greyhound is captured by pirates he embarks on an exciting new life on the wrong side of the law. This is a swashbuckling account of pirate life.
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Pirate Diaryis a fantastic adventure-come-factual book about piracy, and tells the story of young Jake as he takes to the high seas on a pirate ship. Through his diary, children get up close and personal to pirates--good and bad--in a high-flying tale that leaves no stones unturned yet manages to educate while becoming increasingly, breathtakingly exciting.
Chris Riddell and Richard Platt were celebrated for their award-winning Castle Diary: this superb book, ideal for even the most reluctant readers, continues their success and deserves every accolade it can get. Children will love, teachers will love it, and parents will enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with having a child absorbed in a jolly good book. (Ages 7 and over.) --Susan HarrisonReview:
"Reads like a rollicking adventure but packed with accurate historical detail." The Financial Times; "A fabulously illustrated ripping yarn that is also... non-fiction. This book... stands out, for the thoughtfulness of the way it is put together, and for its gorgeousness and vitality" Children's Book of the Week The Sunday Times
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2002. Condition: New. Chris Riddell (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0744594308
Book Description Walker Books Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0744594308 Ships promptly from Texas. Seller Inventory # Z0744594308ZN