Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter

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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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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 Harrison

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"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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