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Pirate Diary
Pirate Diary
Written by Richard Platt
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763628654
ISBN-13: 9780763628659
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Pirate Diary
The Journal of Jake Carpenter

author: Richard Platt
illustrator: Chris Riddell

Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal -- now in paperback!

Curious about life on a pirate ship? Climb aboard this account of adventure on the high seas as told by a feisty nine-year-old carpenter's apprentice, circa 1716. Historically accurate illustrations of ship and crew, a map of Jake's travels, and a detailed glossary and index vividly reveal the fascinating -- and harsh ---life of a pirate in the eighteenth century. Ships ahoy!

suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763628654 / 9780763628659
on sale date:
08/2005
type/format:
Nonfiction-picture / Paperback
age range:
9 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
64 / 8 7/16" x 11"
grade range:
Grade 4 and up
type of media:
Ink and Watercolor
subjects:
History; Social Studies;
author’s comments:
Richard Platt has written more than thirty books, including many bestsellers, and is among the most prolific and successful nonfiction authors working today. His books include STEPHEN BIESTY'S CROSS-SECTIONS: CASTLE; STEPHEN BIESTY'S INCREDIBLE CROSS-SECTIONS; STEPHEN BIESTY'S INCREDIBLE EXPLOSIONS (which tied for the 1996 Cuffie Award for nonfiction with THE GREEK NEWS and THE ROMAN NEWS); STEPHEN BIESTY'S INCREDIBLE BODY; STEPHEN BIESTY'S INCREDIBLE EVERYTHING; IN THE BEGINNING; THE NEARLY COMPLETE HISTORY OF ALMOST EVERYTHING; DISASTER! CATASTROPHES THAT SHOOK THE WORLD; and the Eyewitness titles, FILM and SPY, among many others.
illustrator’s comments:
Chris Riddellís glorious illustrations fill the pages of many wonderful books for children, including Richard Plattís CASTLE DIARY, and Hans Christian Andersenís THE SWAN'S STORIES, translated by Brian Alderson. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY called his illustrations for CASTLE DIARY "humorously dour" and "inspired."
 
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