Ahoy, shipmate! Explore the lives of 10 real pirates and learn about life on the high seas, whilst using the magnifying glass—included inside the book's foil-accented cover—to spot more than 200 pirate-themed items in 16 eye-boggling illustrations.
Meet history's most notorious pirates as you follow Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Anne Bonny, and more rogues on their real-life adventures in this book by award-winning author David Long. As you spot, explore cutaways of ships and learn about navigation, survival at sea, the merchant trade, and finding treasure. At the back, find a rogues gallery of even more pirates and dangerous individuals on the prowl in the era of sail ships and ocean travel, plus more things to spot, an answer key, and a guide to talking like a pirate.
The intricate illustrations and fascinating facts in this seafaring adventure will inform and entertain the youngest landlubber for hours.
About the Author
David Long writes for adults and children and specializes in history. As a journalist, he has written for the Times, Sunday Times, and London Evening Standard as well as for magazines in Britain and abroad. He is an award-winning ghostwriter and one of his own books was voted Blue Peter Book of the Year 2017.
Harry Bloom is a freelance illustrator based in London. He specialises in creating detailed illustrations for children's books. Pirates Magnified is his first book for Wide Eyed Editions.
"Here’s one of the better books to feed your pirate-besotted child’s borderline worrisome single-mindedness....it’s worth a pirate’s plunder."—New York Times Book Review
"Book of the Week 'This book is fantastic... So far this is easily one of the most impressive [non-fiction titles about real life pirates] we've seen. Utterly wonderful stuff'"—Read It Daddy