Pirateology by Captain William Lubber
The Pirate Hunter's Companion (Ologies)

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Aar! Hoist the sails for a lavish new discovery filled with treasures — a magnificent resource for pirate lovers everywhere. The eagerly awaited new title in the best-selling ’Ology series — more than 5 million sold worldwide!

Step lively, pirate foes and fanciers! Mysterious booty found inside a long-lost sea chest, hidden for hundreds of years off the coast of Newfoundland, has just been uncovered for your enjoyment. Within these covers is the fascinating eighteenth-century journal of Captain William Lubber, an earnest soul who sailed the seas in search of the vicious female pirate Arabella Drummond. Prepare for a mesmerizing tale of the golden age of piracy — from storm-tossed sailing ships to tantalizing treasure islands, from pirates’ flags and fashions to their wily weapons and wicked ways. An extraordinary find for pirateologists, here is a true and complete companion for the dedicated pirate hunter.

Pirateology’s special treasures include:
— a stunning cover bearing a working compass and glittering gems—treasure map with a missing piece — for the canny reader to find
— multiple flaps, maps, charts, and booklets harboring codes and clues
— intricate drawings of ships’ interiors
— a packet of gold dust — a pocket sundial
— a cache of pirate letters, pieces of eight— and a jewel as a final reward
 

About Captain William Lubber

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Children's writer Dugald A. Steer was born in 1965 in South London and grew up in Surrey, England. After studying English literature and philosophy at Bristol University, he took a TEFL course and moved to Spain. Steer later worked in England as an editor for Templar Publishing. He created the bestselling Ologies series for children, which includes such popular titles as Dragonology, Egyptology, Wizardology, Pirateology, and Oceanology.
 
Published July 11, 2006 by Candlewick Press (MA). 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, History, Young Adult. Fiction

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The passages from Lubber’s log are interspersed with maps and flaps, dramatic scenes of fictional and historical pirates buckling swash (or in two cases, twisting in the wind), booklets, trading card–style portraits, views of ships, Jolly Rogers and nautical gear—not to mention detachable packets...

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Pirateology will appeal to adults and children alike, and would make a great gift—for a friend or for yourself.ProsPirateology is both historical and educational but also manages to be incredibly fun to read.You can learn to tie sailor knots, how to distinguish a buccaneer from a pirate, and so m...

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One must master flags and bells, knots and watches, all the while learning about pirate history, favorite pirate ports and the most wicked pirates, male and female, who strike fear in the hearts of landlubbers.

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While doing this he also fills you in on pirate history including: different types of pirates, the make-up of a pirate ship, the Pirate’s Code, and even some of the more infamous pirates.

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