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Title:
Pirates and shipwrecks : real tales of terror on the high seas : true stories / Tom McCarthy.
ISBN:
9781619304710

9781619304758
Publication Information:
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, a division of Nomad Communications, [2016]

©2016
Physical Description:
124 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Terror on the high seas -- The lucky escape of Daniel Collins -- Searching for Captain Franklin -- Fiercer than most ment -- The wild men of the Andamans -- The audacious Barbarossa.
Abstract:
Each of the true tales in Pirates and Shipwrecks, including stories about pirate Barbarossa and adventurer John Franklin, is paired with interesting facts about the setting, industry, and time period.
Audience/Reading Level:
Ages 9-12.

Graded reading level: V.
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Summary

When Daniel Collins and the crew of the Betsey set sail for Cuba in 1824, they have no idea of the horrors that lie ahead. This is just one of the stories in a collection of five true tales about pirates and shipwrecks that introduces readers to the perils of the high seas.

Pirates and Shipwrecks: True Stories is the first book in the Mystery & Mayhem series for 9-12 year olds, which features true tales that whet kids' appetites for history by engaging them in genres with proven track records--mystery and adventure. History is made of near misses, unexplained disappearances, unsolved mysteries, and bizarre events that are almost too weird to be true--almost! The Mystery & Mayhem series delves into the past to provide kids with a jumping-off point into a lifelong habit of appreciating history.

Each of the true tales in Pirates and Shipwrecks , including stories about pirate Barbarossa and adventurer John Franklin, is paired with interesting facts about the setting, industry, and time period. A glossary and index provide the opportunity to use essential academic tools. These nonfiction narratives use clear, concise language with compelling plots, drawing in both avid and reluctant readers.


Author Notes

Tom McCarthy is the author of Satin Island, and made the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 shortlist. This same title also made the shortlist for the Goldsmiths Prize 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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