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Pirates: Most Wanted
Pirates Most Wanted
Author: John Matthews
ISBN-13: 9781416939344
ISBN-10: 1416939342
Publication Date: 4/3/2007
Pages: 32
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
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Publisher: Atheneum
Book Type: Hardcover
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It may only be thirty-two pages long, but PIRATES MOST WANTED is an in-depth, exciting look into the life and times of thirteen pirates - not to mention three "cruel and unnatural women."

From Blackbeard (otherwise known as Edward Teach) to William Kidd (a pirate who wasn't actually a very successful, well, pirate), pertinent facts, historical dates, and interesting pieces of information can be found about the lives of these men and women who sailed the high seas. Although no one knows for sure where the name Davy Jones (as in Davy Jones's Locker) came from, some say he might have actually been a real-life pirate of the seventeenth century. The words avocado and barbecue? They were introduced into the English language by a pirate - truly. There are many more interesting facts within the beautifully bound pages of PIRATES MOST WANTED, some of which you'll find fascinating, others of which you'll find nauseating.

Whoever designed the layout of the book truly knew what they were doing, from the skull-and-crossbones cover with the bright green jewel eye, to the nifty little unfolding picture of the Captain's cabin, to the extra "The Little Book of Pirates Records" that's attached to the back cover. Inside those pages, you can find out such facts as the largest ever booty haul, the luckiest pirate, and the best dressed pirate.

For pirate lovers of all ages, this is one book you definitely need for your collection!