How to be a Pirate by John Malam


How to be a Pirate by John Malam

This book is packed with facts and investigates all aspects of your life on the open seas, including food, weaponry, medicine, and of course treasure. The book features illustrations of contemporary characters and artefacts to elucidate the text. Informative captions, a quiz, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal educational text. It fits into the guidelines for the National Literacy Strategy at Key Stage 2, and helps to achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.

About the Author

David Antram was born in Brighton, England, in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator. He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling 'You Wouldn't Want to Be' series.

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st June 2005



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