Pirates Rogues' Gallery by John Matthews


Pirates Rogues' Gallery by John Matthews

Who were the real pirates of the Caribbean (and elsewhere)? Following on from the New York Times number one bestseller Pirates , comes Pirates: Rogues' Gallery , in which we come face to face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas. Included are Captain Henry Morgan, who began his career as a pirate and ended as Governor of Jamaica; the notorious Blackbeard, who terrorized the Caribbean and the Atlantic seaboard of America until he met his end in a dramatic shoot-out with Captain Richard Maynard; Captain Kidd, whose legendary treasure is still sought after; and William Dampier, best known today as a pioneering explorer, but who began his adventures as a privateer on the Spanish Main. It also includes special pull out items including a pirate's journal and a fold-out pistol.

About the Author

John Matthews

John Matthews is a master storyteller and draws from his wide experience of folk tales to find stories that will be new to many young readers. He is the author of numerous highly- acclaimed books on Arthurian legends and Celtic mythology, and has co-written a number of books with his wife Caitlίn. This is John’s third book for Barefoot, joining The Wizard King & Other Spellbinding Tales (1998) and The Barefoot Book of Giants, Ghosts and Goblins (1999). John currently lives in Oxford with his wife and son. His next book, Arthur of Albion, is scheduled for publication in 2007.

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32 pages


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Publication date

2nd April 2007



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