Overview / 简介:
|"You know all about pirates. They were big guys with fancy hats, silk jackets, peg legs, and parrots cursing on their shoulders. They sailed big ships with brass guns and made lubbers walk the plank . . . right?|
Wrong. . . . "
Pirates and piracy, buried treasure, and life on the high seas are brought to life in this colorful, appealing book.
Jan Adkin's talent for combining words, illustration, and design is uniquely well-suited to the world of Pirates: ships and seafaring, maps, weapons, larger than life characters and larger than life stories are vividly presented in Jan's signature, design-driven style. This large format, full color picture book presents pirate history and pirate lore, pirate ships and equipment, and pirate life.
From Organization / 国外机构评价:
|Starred Review. PreSchool-Grade 4–Adkins begins with a stereotypical picture and description of a pirate, then proceeds to debunk the myths that surround these mysterious figures. Contrary to popular belief, pirates did not command large ships with guns and cannons, but preferred smaller, more nimble vessels so they could take victims by surprise and make a quick escape. Real pirates were as skillful with a needle as they were with a cutlass; most sewed their own clothes and mended sails. Packed with interesting but little-known facts, the text illuminates life on the high seas and answers many questions children may have: Did pirates force captives to walk the plank (no) or bury treasure (rarely)? Do pirates still operate today? Each of these questions and more are answered in spreads that include full-color spot illustrations, diagrams, and cross-sections. Adkins's detailed renderings will be as familiar to fans of his other nonfiction books as his tongue-in-cheek humor, both of which appeal to a broad range of ages. A fun and informative read.–Laurie Edwards, Infinity Charter School, Harrisburg, PA
Foreign Customer Review / 国外客户评价:
|This book provides great information about pirates, their lives, their ships, and their activities. The illustrations are detailed. It can be read to younger children a page or two at a time, but is more likely a book for older elementary students.|
About the Author / 作者介绍:
|Jan Adkins most recent book is Bridges: From My Side to Yours. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.|
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