Author(s): John Matthews

Children's books

Ever wanted to be a pirate? Sign the contract that comes with this book and you'll be ready to sail the high seas. There's even a pirate slang dictionary, to help you talk the talk as you walk the plank. With detailed biographies of legendary pirates plus features on their weapons, codes of conduct and punishments, Pirates delivers a thrilling portrait of life at sea in a bygone age - a story rich in colour, intrigue and adventure. Documents include a guide to pirate weaponry, a guide to their bloodthirsty flags, wanted posters, and the grisly notice of a death sentence on the crew of Bartholomew Roberts.


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John Matthews is the author of numerous books on history and the occult. He has a long-held fascination for the subject of pirates and has a good working relationship with Jerry Bruckheimer and the team who made the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

Title page; History; Pirates; Ships and Flags; Life on Board; Pirate Gallery; Pirate Lore; Pirate Attack; Treasure; Life on Land; Capture and Trial; Punishment; Fiction; Timeline.

General Fields

  • : 9781783120246
  • : Carlton Books Ltd
  • : Carlton Kids
  • : August 2014
  • : 266mm X 304mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Matthews
  • : 32
  • : 364.164
  • : Sep-14
  • : Hardback
  • : illustrations throughout