It's True! Pirates Ate Rats by Heather Catchpole, Vanessa Woods


It's True! Pirates Ate Rats by Heather Catchpole, Vanessa Woods

A prey to scurvy, boredom and danger one day, they might strike a ship full of gold dust and emeralds the next. Full of little-known facts and astonishing stories about pirates ancient and modern, male and female, polite and barbaric, this latest addition to the acclaimed It's True! series will keep you on the edge of your seat.


'...the It's True!nonfiction series...must surely be the funkiest, attention-grabbing titles on any bookshelf...loads of utterly fascinating information and trivia delivered in a most engaging flip style. Great fun yet authoritatively researched...Cover to cover, they are simply irresistible.'

'This fascinating book of stories is complemented by illustrations, some black and white drawings, some photographs...sub-headings are enticing...and the writing style is racy and easy to read.'Buzzwords, September 2007'

About the Author

Heather Catchpole is an artist and a poet, but her favourite occupation is writing about science because it involves learning about the amazing way the world works...Originally from Canberra, Vanessa Woods has spent time in the jungle in Costa Rica chasing monkeys and filming short segments for the Disney Channel on weird, quirky, and amazing animals all over the world. Vanessa has written articles for various magazines and was recently Communications Coordinator for Discovery Networks before moving to Germany to work as the PR Director for a chimpanzee research group...This is the third It's True! book that Heather and Vanessa have written.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 8


Heather Catchpole, Vanessa Woods
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Publication date

1st September 2007



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