Low Price Guarantee
We Take School POs
All of our bargain books are brand new, perfectly readable and represent a tremendous value! The bargain books are, however, publisher overstocks and remainders that TRW purchases at deep discounts. As a result, they may have a small mark through the UPC bar code or a small mark on the side of the book. This is simply to mark the books so they cannot be sent back to a publisher. Because of this, bargain books are non returnable to TRW unless they are damaged. Please consider this before ordering.
PLEASE NOTE:
Bargain Books are not eligible for Library Processing
Swashbuckling Scoundrels
ISBN: 9781467752527
Author: Kaplan, Arie
Publisher: Twenty First Century Books
Published: August 2015
Retail: $33.32    OUR PRICE: $2.99
     You Save 91%
Binding Type: Library Binding
Qty:
Annotation:

You might be a fan of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. But did you know that real-life pirates were even more daring and charismatic? For example, Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, reportedly kept a lit fuse under his hat, creating a frightening haze of smoke around his head. William Fly, convicted of piracy in 1726, had to show his executioner how to tie the noose that went around his neck at the gallows.

Pirates are outlaws who commit crimes at sea. Throughout history they have attacked cargo-laden ships to pillage gold, silver, human slaves, and valuable foodstuffs. Twenty-first-century pirates take crews hostage and demand ransoms. Some even siphon off petroleum from tanker ships.

The world of pirates is one of violence and economic desperation. Yet over the centuries, pirates have acquired a reputation as rugged adventurers and heroes. Novelists, playwrights, cartoonists, and screenwriters have created a wide range of tales showing pirates as noble and even lovable figures.

Swashbuckling Scoundrels introduces readers to real-life pirates—medieval Viking raiders, Caribbean buccaneers, black pirates, female pirates, and modern-day pirates—as well as famous fictional characters such as Long John Silver and Mary "Jacky" Faber of the Bloody Jack series of novels. See how historical and fictional pirates compare and why we thrill to tales of daring outlaw pirates.


Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Pirates; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 910.4/5
LCCN: 2014026704
Lexile Measure: 1180
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Target Grade: 7-9
Grade level: 7-9
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 7.50" W
Bargain Category: Science, Reference, Middle School, High School, Biographies
Grade level(s): 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Spring)
This book highlights exploits of pirates, from those of ancient eras through the twenty-first-century Somali raiders, but much concentration is on the "Golden Age of Piracy," beginning around the mid-1600s and including notables such as Blackbeard. Kaplan also touches on the image of pirates in popular culture and separates reality from myth. Illustrations and sidebars enhance the informative text. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind.