It's True! Pirates ate rats (27)


Book 27
Allen & Unwin
Ages 9-12
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Psst! This is the best book you'll ever read on pirates!

Did you know that 19 September is Talk Like a Pirate Day? Avast there, me hearties!

Find out why pirates should have eaten cabbage, but drank rum instead. Discover which captain stole hats, and which one burgled for bandages. Tremble at the stories of Blackbeard, who boarded enemy ships with his beard on fire and cutlass at the ready. Check the website showing well-known pirate hotspots near you!

Arm yourself to the teeth with facts piratical
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About the author

Heather Catchpole is an artist and a poet, but her favourite occupation is writing about science because it involves learning about the amazing way the world works.

Originally from Canberra, Vanessa Woods has spent time in the jungle in Costa Rica chasing monkeys and filming short segments for the Disney Channel on weird, quirky, and amazing animals all over the world. Vanessa has written articles for various magazines and was recently Communications Coordinator for Discovery Networks before moving to Germany to work as the PR Director for a chimpanzee research group.

This is the third It's True! book that Heather and Vanessa have written.
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3 total

Additional Information

Allen & Unwin
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Published on
Sep 1, 2007
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Juvenile Nonfiction / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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