The Journal of Jake Carpenter, Cabin Boy
author: Richard Platt
illustrator: Chris Riddell
Curious about life on a pirate ship? Check out Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter, an 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!
"Platt weaves vast quantities of nautical information into a text as lively as it is absorbing." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)