Everything I Know About Pirates by Tom Lichtenheld

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Why do pirates always wear eye patches?
What are pirates so grumpy about?
Where do pirates go to get their ears pierced?
How do pirates keep their underwear from getting mixed up when they sail off to pirate summer camp?
You're not the only one who wonders about these things. Author/illustrator Tom Lichtenheld wondered so much, he had to write a book about them. The result is Everything I Know About Pirates, a hilarious encyclopedia of piratedom. Thoroughly researched using educated guesses and made-up facts, the book reveals everything you'd ever want to know about those notorious bad guys of the high seas.
So grab your eye patch, matey, and prepare to learn the truth about the meanest and goofiest characters this side of Treasure Island.
 

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Tom Lichtenheld is probably some guy who lives in Minneapolis with his wife and their two cats (Bruce and Toots). When he's not making up stuff about Pirates, he probably works in advertising, making up stuff about fancy cars and blue jeans. He has probably never laid eyes on a real Pirate.
 
Published May 1, 2000 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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“100% fact-free,” but “Chock-a-block full of stuff!,” this does for cars and car travel what Everything I Know About Pirates (2000) did for pirates—which is to say, puts a maniacally silly spin on every common myth, misconception, and factoid the over-caffeinated author can conjure up.

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Ingenious, sometimes gross, and illustrated with cartoony views of leering plug-uglies, this makes a fine companion to Colin McNaughton's Captain Abdul's Pirate School (1994) or, for readers who prefer somewhat straighter stuff, such alternatives as Richard Platt's Eyewitness title, Pirates (not ...

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"This picture book spoof of a reference on all things piratical will shiver the timbers and tickle the funnybones of those salts, both young and old, with a penchant for silliness," according to PW.

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He traces the evolution of the pirate flag (the ""1620 Hot Dog and Crossbones"" was an abject failure, due to the fact that it was ""not very scary""), and provides a handy do-it-yourself pirate name chart (because the pirates are ""not going to let you in with a name like Nathan or Ashley"").

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