I Wonder Why Pirates Wore Earrings and Other Questions About Pirates by Kingfisher, Pat Jacobs


I Wonder Why Pirates Wore Earrings and Other Questions About Pirates by Kingfisher, Pat Jacobs

I Wonder Why Blackbeard Lost His Head is a whirlwind journey through the history of pirates and smugglers, from ancient times all the way through to the present day. Readers will learn all about life on board a pirate ship, the jobs that pirates did, how they attacked other ships and stole their cargo, and how they were caught and punished. It's a treasure trove of information!

About the Author

Pat Jacobs has written more than 50 non-fiction, reference and activity books for children on subjects ranging from dinosaurs to the future of space exploration. She has lived in Paris and Germany, and has translated several children's books from German into English. Pat has two grown-up children and lives with her husband in rural Suffolk.

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32 pages
Interest Age: 6


Kingfisher, Pat Jacobs
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Publication date

13th September 2012



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