Pirates Plants and Plunder! by Stewart Ross


Pirates Plants and Plunder! by Stewart Ross

Twelve fascinating tales about the adventurers who travelled all over the globe, finding new plants and the amazing things they produce. Join Joseph Banks as he gets stranded on the Australian Great Barrier Reef whilst searching for new botanical specimens. Battle with the Mexican Emperor Montezuma against the invading Hernando Cortes - and watch as Cortes introduces chocolate to the rest of the world! Struggle with other travellers as they fight starvation, bears, strange diseases and tropical storms. Exciting, witty and wacky, these true-life tales span centuries and the globe, feature famous historical figures such as Captain Bligh, Darwin and Columbus and put the origins of 'everyday' plants into perspective.

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As great an adventure as any more conventionally thrilling tale Carousel 20060301 An excellent introduction for children into the history of botany ... Historical and educational at the same time ... Wonderful illustrations School Librarian 20050601 Exciting and informative Write Away! 20050510 This collection of witty and wacky stories are written in a thrilling fictional way to bring history to life and make science exciting Eastern Daily Press 20050326 Fact is often stranger than fiction and these exciting adventure stories prove just how true this can be South Wales Argus 20050402

About the Author

Stewart Ross

After several years teaching at a variety of institutions in Britain, the USA, the Middle East and Sri Lanka, Stewart Ross became a full-time writer eleven years ago. With over 175 published titles to his credit, in a remarkably short time he has become one of Britain’s most popular and versatile authors.

Current projects include a third adult novel, five volumes in Hodder's Survivors series of children's historical fiction, more volumes in their Stories From History for young children, several other historical stories and works of non-fiction, a Jubilee revue, and a musical with Paul Englishby (musical director of Captain Corelli's Mandolin'). A frequent lecturer, notably on the QE2, and occasional journalist and broadcaster, Stewart lives near Canterbury with his wife and four children. Each morning escapes domestic hubbub by commuting ten metres to work in a large hut in the garden.

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144 pages
Interest Age: from 7 to 9


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Publication date

3rd March 2005



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