Lives of the Pirates: Swashbucklers, Scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!) by Kathleen KrullLives of the Pirates: Swashbucklers, Scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!) by Kathleen Krull

Lives of the Pirates: Swashbucklers, Scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!)

byKathleen KrullIllustratorKathryn Hewitt

Paperback | November 5, 2013

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Every kid knows that pirates talk funny, swing a big sword, and seek buried treasure-don't they? What do we really know about Blackbeard, Madame Cheng, Sir Francis Drake, and other men and women of pirate history? What drove them to sail the high seas? What were their bad habits, favorite foods, and silly quirks? And did they actually talk like that? A lively style, lots of surprises, and solid research have made the Lives of . . . series of collective biographies popular with both kids and adults. Now the series returns, spanning the globe with profiles of the nineteen most notorious pirates in history.
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young people, including Lives of the Explorers, Lives of the Musicians, and all other books in this popular series illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. She is also the author of Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, as well as ...
Title:Lives of the Pirates: Swashbucklers, Scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!)Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.3 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544104951

ISBN - 13:9780544104952


Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE LIVES OF SERIES: * Living, breathing anecodotes-the stuff of which the best biography is made." - Publishers Weekly, starred review"As addictive as it is fascinating."- The Horn Book Magazine "Another colorful, enthralling excursion into our cultural heritage."- Kirkus Reviews "An entertaining survey, of interest to adults as well as children."- The New York Times Book Review * "Irresistible."- SLJ, starred review"