How Pirates Really Work by Alan Snow

How Pirates Really Work

Written by Alan Snow

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Do pirates really like singing rollicking songs, burying their treasure and parrots? Do they really eat Ship’s biscuits with worms and how do they deal with Sea Monsters? From the author of the bestselling How Santa Really Works, Alan Snow, comes this must have book for all pirate enthusiasts. With facts, jokes and wonderful information-filled drawings on every page, this fantastic new title is guaranteed to raise a laugh and keep children entertained for hours. The perfect choice for any pirate in the making!


How Pirates Really Work by Alan Snow

Think you know all about pirates? Think again!
Pirates bury their treasure - right? Wrong!
Pirates love parrots - right? Wrong!
Pirates love singing rollicking songs - right? Actually, yes, that is right!

But there are plenty of other surprises in this entertaining expose of life on the high seas. Prepare to swash your buckle with Captain Firebeard and his crazy crew!

About the Author

Alan Snow

Alan Snow is the bestselling author/illustrator of How Santa Really Works, How Dogs Really Work and How Cats Really Work. He is also the author of the Here Be Dragons series and the wonderful Here Be Monsters series. After studying fashion at Salisbury College of Art, he worked in many trades, from tree surgery to sound engineering. He even found time to mix flavours into yogurt!

Alan lives in the West Country.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

10th April 2014




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