Adventure! History! Pirate Diary reveals life on the high seas in the eighteenth century—through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy.
Learn what life was really like on a pirate ship in 1716 as you read PIRATE DIARY, nine-year-old Jake Carpenter’s journal of adventure on the high seas. Discover through Jake’s own words the thrills and perils of a seafar-ing life as he explores the good ship Greyhound, meets fearsome Captain Nick, and becomes a carpenter’s apprentice. But the real excitement begins when pirates capture the ship—and Jake finds himself embarking on a new life on the wrong side of the law. From "mermaids" to monsterlike whales, terrible storms to dead calms, maroonings to pirate raids, Jake’s diary records everything a reader could want to know about life under the pirate code. Historically accurate illustrations of the ship and crew, a map of Jake’s travels, and a detailed glossary and index vividly reveal the fascinating—and harsh—life of a pirate in the eighteenth century.
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Published October 1, 2001
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