From Publishers Weekly
Illustrated with diagrams, treasure maps and paintings, this guide for aspiring Blackbeards includes recipes and craft projects as well as juicy historical tidbits, such as what a well-dressed female pirate wears. Ages 8-12.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5?Aspiring young pirates will enjoy this potluck presentation about one of the world's oldest professions. Lincoln takes an eclectic approach to the history of piracy, covering a broad spectrum of topics?clothing, codes of conduct, flags, ships, and (of course) treasure. The book pairs factual discussions with relevant crafts and activities. For example, a section on provisions is accompanied by a recipe for "ship's biscuit" and a questionnaire on how to determine if a person has scurvy. A gruesome description of the punishments exacted on certain infamous pirates will titillate youngsters as well as make them think twice about a life of crime. "A Rogues' Gallery" at the end of the book gives brief biographies of some of the more notorious villains, including Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Black-and-white and full-color reproductions, photographs, and drawings illustrate the text. Unfortunately, neither a table of contents nor an index is included. More of a browsing item than report material, this unique British import will fascinate and delight readers.?Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.