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Shiver me timbers!... A wickedly sinful peek at life on the rolling seas.
Did you know that some pirates are big and strong while others are tall and thin and cunning? Pirates can come in many different shapes and sizes, but all are very, very wicked!!! If you want to be a pirate, you'll need an eye patch, a polka-dot handkerchief, a wooden leg or hook, earrings...and this book!
Did you know that the pirate code stipulates that pirates can never be kind to children? Do you know where pirates work? Actually, pirates sail the Seven Seas looking for ships to rob, so they usually don't make it home for dinner. And sometimes, when the captain gets really angry, a pirate will be thrown overboard, so it's a good idea to take lessons in walking the plank.
Pirates also spend a lot of time looking for treasure. It can be buried deep in the ocean or stashed away on a treasure island. Pirates often meet up with sea monsters or typhoons or marauding buccaneers -- but they don't get danger pay!
Another thing about pirates: they don't even buy their own ships! They usually just steal other people's. That's why their ships have nice names like Saucy Sue.
There's so much more to say about pirates (not the least of which is that they like to drink lots of grog and then sing pirate songs). Children will devour the information in this book. It is funny and entertaining, amusingly twisted, and will appeal to that insatiable interest in the wicked world of pirates. With such a warped take on the topic, only an irreverent illustrator like Lucy Blackheart could do it justice.
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"Peg Leg" Meg Clibbon gave up being a pirate two years ago and now lives the life of a landlubber with her husband, John. She has a gypsy caravan, where she writes about the secrets of the sea, and a dog that she is training to look for treasure -- although so far he has only found bones!
Lucy "Blackheart" Clibbon lives in an enchanting faraway land where she paints pictures about her favorite things. She has often imagined islands and meeting mermaids. However, she would much rather stay at home creating paintings about the life of a pirate than suffer the hardships of being a real one herself!Review:
The text's good-humored, confidential delivery gives the information spark. (Horn Book Guide)
Recommended... Funny and entertaining information about the wicked world of pirates. (BoatU.S. Magazine)
Once again the author and illustrator of the "Imagine This!" series have produced an excellent book for reluctant readers.... While girls may be attracted to the Imagine You're a Fairy book, both girls and boys may be attracted to Imagine You're a Pirate. The reader might consider this book to be an introductory "encyclopedia" to the romanticized thieves of the oceans known as pirates.... [It] helps the reader to explore what life was like in a different period of time.... Exploratory, experiential learning helps make history real to young and adult readers alike... However, there remains one important factor that makes this a great book! It's fun! Highly Recommended. (Denise Weir Canadian Materials 2002-10-04)
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Book Description Annick Press, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11155037740X
Book Description Annick Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 155037740X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1862555