VS: Pirates by Richard Platt


VS: Pirates by Richard Platt

What would happen if a dashing Barbary corsair fought one of the fearsome Viking raiders? Who would win and why? Who would be the ultimate fighting pirate? In VS -- PIRATES, pirates meet and engage in deadly combat, in fierce hand-to-hand battles. Information on chosen weapons (such as cutlasses, grappling hooks and pistols), plus armour and tactics, gives further insight to each pirate's strengths and character.

About the Author

Richard Platt

As an artist
I've written about 60 books, mostly factual books for children. My first children's book was Incredible Cross Sections, which had fantastic illustrations by Stephen Biesty. One of the things I enjoy most about writing is that it gives me the chance to work with wonderful illustrators. When Chris Riddell drew the pictures for Castle Diary and Pirate Diary he managed to capture the characters of all the people in the stories exactly as I'd imagined them. I also love writing because people pay me to find out all this fascinating stuff about strange, wacky and obscure subjects. I spend far more time than I should trying to find amazing facts that bring a subject to life. I trawl through books at home (I've got 2500) and in dusty libraries.

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64 pages


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Publication date

20th September 2010



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