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1. Peter and the Starcatchers
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2. Everything I Know About Pirates
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3. Pirates (Grosset & Dunlap
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4. The Barefoot Book of Pirates (Barefoot
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5. Pirates (Magic Tree House Research
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6. The Great Pirate Activity Book
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7. A Pirate's Life for Me!: A Day
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8. Eyewitness Pirate (Eyewitness
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9. The Best Book of Pirates (The
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10. Treasure Island (Children's Classics)
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11. The Book of Pirates
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13. Pirates : Robbers of the High
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19. What If You Met A Pirate?
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20. Treasure Island

1. Peter and the Starcatchers
by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
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Asin: 0786854456
Catlog: Book (2004-08-31)
Publisher: Disney Editions
Sales Rank: 292
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Humorist Dave Barry and suspense writer Ridley Pearson have clearly taken great delight in writing a 400-plus page prequel of sorts to Scottish dramatist J.M. Barrie's beloved Peter Pan stories. The result is a fast-paced and fluffy pirate adventure, complete with talking porpoises, stinky rogues, possible cannibals, a flying crocodile, biting mermaids, and a much-sought-after trunk full of magical glowing green "starstuff." Ever hear of Zeus? Michelangelo? Attila the Hun? According to 14-year-old Molly Aster they all derived their powers from starstuff that occasionally falls to Earth from the heavens. On Earth, it is the Starcatchers' job to rush to the scene and collect the starstuff before it falls into the hands of the Others who use its myriad powers for evil.

On board the ship Never Land, an orange-haired boy named Peter, the leader of a group of orphaned boys being sent off to work as servants in King Zarboff the Third's court, is puzzled by his shipmate Molly's fantastical story of starstuff, but it inextricably binds him to her. Peter vows to help his new, very pretty friend Molly (a Starcatcher's apprentice) keep a mysterious trunk full of the stuff out of the clutches of the pirate Black Stache, a host of other interested parties, and ultimately King Zarboff the Third.

The downright goofy, modern 8-year-old boy humor sometimes clashes with an old-time pirate sensibility, and the rapid-fire dialogue, while well paced, is far from inventive. Still, the high-seas hijinks and desert-island shenanigans will keep readers turning the pages. Greg Call's wonderful black-and-white illustrations are deliciously old-fashioned and add plenty of atmosphere to a silly, swashbuckling story that shows us how Peter Pan came to fly and why he, and his story, will never get old. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson ... Read more


2. Everything I Know About Pirates
by Tom Lichtenheld
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Asin: 0689826257
Catlog: Book (2000-05-01)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Sales Rank: 3581
Average Customer Review: 4.38 out of 5 stars
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Ahoy there, matey! All buccaneers to the poop deck or ye'll be walkin' the plank! Aaarrgh! Author and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld always wondered why pirates' pants are so raggedy on the bottom edges, and what makes pirates so crabby all the time, and why it is that earrings were macho on pirates way before they became cool for any other guys. Sohe decided it was up to him to write the final word on piratedom. This encyclopedia of spectacularly unscientific, unfounded facts about those nasty brigands of the sea will thoroughly satisfy the curiosity of landlubbin' vermin and pirate wannabes alike. Complete with name charts (pick one word from each of three columns to come up with a name like Blind Tooth Willy or One Boot Kidd), diagrams of swashbuckler fashion, and cutaway views of pirate ships, this volume is chock full of unforgettable and indispensable details of the buccaneering life. Did you know, for example, that pirates are very clumsy--why else would they always end up with eye patches and hooks? And the skull and crossbones was not discovered inside the desk of a seventh-grader in De Kalb, Illinois, as is commonly believed. It was Leonardo "Peg Leg" da Vinci who invented the design. Confused by all this technical lingo? Check out the Official Pirate Glossary in the back. Lichtenheld's hilarious illustrations and outrageous nonsense makes for a delicious reading experience for swashbucklers of all ages. (Ages 4 and older) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A great read for dads and sons...
My son is 5 and he asks me to read this one alot. We've read it all the way through several times and I'm sure we will some more. So Bleearrrggg and Shiver-me-timbers! Set sail for a fun time with your kids. A great book for little pirates and big ones too.

5-0 out of 5 stars If this is a children's book, can I be a child again?
A couple years back I suffered an eye injury, and as a result I had to wear a drugstore-issue eye patch for a while. Now, when you're wearing an eye patch you find yourself answering a lot of questions. Understandably, I began to pepper my answers with words like "Aaaaaarrrggh" and "Matey."

So when Tom Lichtenheld's book "Everything I Know About Pirates" came out, I had to look into it - if only to pick up some tips about my new high-seas alter ego. I picked up a lot more than I'd bargained for.

Lichtenheld has produced a children's book predicated on the gleeful acknowledgement that he knows absolutely nothing about the subject at hand: pirates. But he forges ahead fearlessly with preposterous explanations of who the pirates are and what makes them tick. It's dopey, smart, hilarious stuff - that rare brand of humor that manages to make rather profound sense by throwing logic out the door. The brand of humor that's been proven effective at turning kids into masses of laughing jelly. The brand of humor that a lot of us grown-ups would do well to get back in touch with.

Lichtenheld not only wrote the book; he illustrated it, too. And the drawings are every bit the equal of the writing. Detailed, witty, filled with hidden jokes that reward repeated readings, they make "Pirates" a delight even for kids so young they wouldn't know a printed word from a soiled diaper.

In sum, "Everything I Know About Pirates" is like a mom or dad who can spin funny, wonderful bedime stories out of thin air, time after time. In other words, a rarity. If you have kids, you and they will both love it. If you don't have kids...well, this book might make you want to.

5-0 out of 5 stars Forget the kids!
As a 45 year old Kindergarten teacher, I picked this book up over summer and had tears in my eyes I was laughing so hard! Lichtenheld's pictures are comical, too. I hope he writes many more "everything I know about..." books. I hope to have my students write 'everything I know' essays.

5-0 out of 5 stars A boys favourite!
My 6 year old son thinks this book is wonderful. I recommend it for boys aged 5-9.

5-0 out of 5 stars great read, even for adults
The older I get the more I enjoy childrens books, and I really enjoy them when they're intelligent, witty, charming, well illustrated and "Everything...Pirates" is all the above and more. From the intricately drawn end covers to the tiny comments hidden around the pages, this is a tour inside a child's mind of all those questions that needed answers about pirates. Highly recommended! ... Read more


3. Pirates (Grosset & Dunlap All Aboard Book)
by Dina Anastasio, Donald Cook
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Asin: 0448414945
Catlog: Book (1997-03-01)
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Sales Rank: 10449
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Pirates takes youngsters on a high-seas adventure, featuring some of themost notorious buccaneers in history! Full-color illustrations and photographs revealdetails about pirate captains, their crews, and ships. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars educational and fun!
This book was great fun, and educational too. Very nice illustrations on every page, and nice ones too. Book tries to tell what a Pirates life was like, at least the best way you can describe it to an elementary school student. That is the age this book fits best. Has a neat replica of the "pirates Code of Conduct", which really is the warped honor among thieves rules they went by. Examples of real pirate flags. Briefly touches on few famous real pirates too.

If yopu like this one, check the other great book "Cowboys" from this series/publisher. It is even better than this one!

5-0 out of 5 stars My 6 year old son absolutely loves this book!
The book talks about actual pirates and their adventures. My 6 year old son absolutely loves it.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Pirate Book
I am the mother of two boys ages 3 and 4. They love this book. The story and pictures keep their attention and this is the first book they often ask for. An easy read as a parent. An excellent buy.

5-0 out of 5 stars PIRATES: A great book for young children !
The book, Pirates, is a great overveiw about the lives the pirates led. It has wonderful illustrations and kept the interest of my 5-year-old son. It has factual places, events, and pirates. Excellent for young children who have an interest in the robbers of the high seas. () ... Read more


4. The Barefoot Book of Pirates (Barefoot Collection)
by Richard Walker, Olwyn Whelan
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Asin: 1901223795
Catlog: Book (1998-09-01)
Publisher: Barefoot Books
Sales Rank: 16343
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars short stories of pirates
This book features an enjoyable group of short stories about pirates, from different countries. No blood and guts here, although one tale from Africa is a little spooky. The stories can be read aloud, or read by elementary scholl readers. The softcover version of this is very nice, with a strong glossy cover with endflaps like a hardcover. The endflaps are to be used as bookmarks. Nice colorful painted illustrations on every page.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent Pirate Book
I am the mother of two boys ages 3 and 4, who love Pirates. This is a great book. It gives you a collection of Pirate stories from around the world and we have a lot of fun picking which story we will read. A fun book for young and older.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's about time!
This gorgeously illustrated collection of Pirate lore from around the world is a refreshing switch from violence-glorification usually found in Pirate stories. The focus in these stories is on adventure rather than gore. I have younger kids, and although this book is aged for 9+, it was perfectly suitable for them. ... Read more


5. Pirates (Magic Tree House Research Guide, paper)
by WILL AND MA OSBORNE
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Asin: 0375802991
Catlog: Book (2001-05-22)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Sales Rank: 18268
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What were pirates really like? How did people become pirates? Where did pirates bury their treasure?
Dig up the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide #4: Pirates, Jack and Annie’s very own guide to pirates. Includes information onpirate flags, pirate treasure, real-life pirates, walking the plank, and much more!
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6. The Great Pirate Activity Book
by Deri Robins
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Asin: 1856975789
Catlog: Book (1995-09-15)
Publisher: Kingfisher
Sales Rank: 12809
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Shiver me timbers! Here's a treasure trove of activities no child will be able to resist. A friendly pirate shares his secrets and an ordinary bedroom becomes a captain's cabin, a box becomes a treasure chest, and messages get sent to friends in code. The fun and games continue with suggestions for making pirate costumes, building a model ship, and planning a rollicking pirate party. There's plenty of information about real pirates too! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars read age limit
Great book, but I did not pay close enough attention to the reccommended age limit. It really is a bit too much for my 7 year old. 9 years and up is accurate. It is a very fun book though, with lots of activities and things to make.

5-0 out of 5 stars Two Hooks Up!
My kids and I love this book. There were so many cute ideas, several parties worth. Pirates are a hit with most kids and this book uses this theme combined with simple objects to make things that kids will think are awesome. I especially liked the recipes, the place cards, the ideas to make with salt dough, and the pirate facts throughout the book. ... Read more


7. A Pirate's Life for Me!: A Day Aboard a Pirate Ship
by Julie Thompson, Brownie Macintosh, Patrick O'Brien
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Asin: 0881069310
Catlog: Book (1996-08-01)
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Sales Rank: 33638
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Have you ever wondered what life was like on a pirate ship? This exciting, fact-filled voyage follows a crew of pirates as they work, fight, loot, and play on the high seas. You'll even meet famous pirates of fact and fiction. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Pirate's Life for Me!: A Day Aboard a Pirate Ship
This book is so popular on the Seacoast of New Hampshire because, the real-life pirate of Brownie Macintoch, performer and songwriter, comes along with this book. He and Julie are a fixture of children's summer entertainment. (Check out www.juliebrownie.com)This book is a realistic portrait of a pirate without the details that are not necessary for young children. If this book interests a child, more books are available that have "those kinds" of details and others that are more gentle.

4-0 out of 5 stars It Could Be Better!!!
First off I want to say I loved the sea chanty tape. The book would have been better if it had a story line or gave more explanations. I've been reading about pirates for a few years, and I know some of the statements were wrong according to the books I've read. However the pictures are colorful and bright. And most young children would enjoy this simple book about pirates even though it's not quite cohesive or accurate. I will recommend this book for the younger children who are interested in piracy and need an introduction to history. A few months ago I read an excellent novel to my 5th grade granddaughter that was based on documentation and included photos. It was titled THE DIARY OF A SLAVE GIRL, RUBY JO and was about the week Blackbeard and his men on 4 ships held Charlestonians hostage to obtain medicine for his crews.That book had a good story, wonderful slave children characters, was funny, and entertaining! I recommend that one to anyone 10 and up.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Pirate Book!
My 9 year old son (who loves pirate stories) and I enjoy this book so much. It offers a true depiction of pirate life with some graphic details that have made my son want to read other books containing pirate history and lore. I think the best children's books are the ones that make kids want to keep on reading and learning. I highly recommend this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars An Okay Book for Preschool and Young Readers
This book includes a wonderful cassette tape with finger snapping toe tapping songs for just about everybody. The pictures are colorful and exciting, however the text doesn't explain who pirates were/are, and there are several factual errors. One big error is pirates burying their treasure. Often pirates plundered ships of their cargo of furniture, clothing, provisions (food), etc. and they kept what they needed and sold the rest. When they spent their earnings they once again set sail. However inaccurate this book is, it is a fairly good preschool and 1st and 2nd grade introduction to a small segment of history. Older children, however, should be given nonfiction books about piracy that include bibliographies. They should also be given fiction such as Robinson Crusoe that is based on the life of an actual pirate named Alexander Selkirk as well as The Diary of a Slave Girl, Ruby Jo in which the protaganist witnesses Blackbeard and his men in 3 ships hold Charles Town hostage in May 1718.

4-0 out of 5 stars Indy Mom
I bought this book for my son to learn more about pirates in the few weeks leading up to his 4th birthday when we will use a pirate theme. It's more of a factual telling about the life of pirates vs. a story and the violence one reviewer refers to is probably based on a picture of pirates coming over the bulwarks of a boat with cutlasses waving at fleeing victims. The book doesn't sugar coat the fact that pirates were thieves and pretty "naughty." It has really engaged my son in learning lots of pirate lore like what pets they had (parrots, monkeys and cats), what kind of treasure they were interested in, and their code of honor (a great intro for discussing our house rules), among other things. The book prompts lots of questions on his part. He has clearly enjoyed it and asks for it whenever pirates is the bedtime topic of choice. If you want something more playful, try Kathy Tucker's "Do Pirates Take Baths?" or David McPhail's "Edward and the Pirates." They won't be as educational, but they contrast (and complement) the realism of this book with a traditional fantasy-oriented approach. ... Read more


8. Eyewitness Pirate (Eyewitness Books)
by Richard Platt, Tina Chambers
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Asin: 0756607132
Catlog: Book (2004-08-02)
Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
Sales Rank: 20626
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text!

Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the dangerous and adventurous life of piracy, privateering, and buccaneering. Superb, full color photographs of weapons, ships, flags, maps, and treasure offer a unique and revealing "eyewitness" view of pirate life on the high seas.See a pirate's cutlass and pistols, a letter of marquee - the pirate's license, a hoard of pirate treasure, a real pirate costume and the many different kinds of Jolly Roger. Learn how pirates attacked a Spanish treasure ship, why European kings and queens encouraged piracy, which Caribbean islands were pirate hideouts, what pirate ate at sea and why women pirates disguised themselves as men. Discover what kinds of ship the pirates sailed in, how governments tried to stamp out piracy and why skillful navigation was so important to pirates, and much, much more!
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5-0 out of 5 stars Shiver me timbers, this book be scurvylicious!!
DK eyewitness books are some of the greatest non-fiction books around. The distinctive white background and high-quality photography gives this book an edge over any other pirate picture book. And -- these pictures are real! They're beautiful photos of historically piratey things, accompanied by informative captions and text.

Learn about Anne Bonny, a fearsome female pirate, peruse the pictures of pirate treasure, from Spanish doubloons to richly ornamented crosses. Compare the different pirate flags, and learn about who made each one. Check out the different types of ships, authentic pirate clothes and weapons, and a storehouse of other REAL pirate information.

If you know someone (young or old) who is fascinated by all things pirate, then you must introduce them to this book! It's a visual crash course in pirateness, and it's excellent!

5-0 out of 5 stars So much stuff!
This book gives lots of fascinating information about the weapons and tactics pirates used. The information is divided into small fact capsules with illustrations, which keeps it from ever being boring or overwhelming. And there's so much on a page that the book's worth re-reading several times, in case of something missed or forgotten. A gotta-have for the piratically-minded!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book
This is a very good book with lots of facts about anything that has to do with piracy. If you are inturested in pirates, get it. It is well worth the money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Review of "Pirate"
While this series is generally aimed at readers of a younger age, these magnificently illustrated books are fascinating for adults as well. "Pirate" is no exception. It is a gloriously readable book with profuse illustrations covering the history of piracy from ancient Greece to the 1800's. Dozens of captioned pictures and paragraphs of text make this a great book for browsing through when you just don't feel like serious reading. The book itself is nothing like a children's book. They could market this as an adult book without changing a thing ... Read more


9. The Best Book of Pirates (The Best Book)
by Barnaby Howard
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Asin: 0753454491
Catlog: Book (2002-09-15)
Publisher: Kingfisher
Sales Rank: 151160
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Kids fascinated by buccaneers, corsairs, treasure maps, and pieces of eight, will find this a most seaworthy introduction to the lives of these salty scoundrels.
From the legend of the gap-toothed Jolly Roger to the gritty realities of pirate life, children will discover why pirates and smugglers have been feared throughout history.

Special Features
• Colorful double-page spreads
• Informative captions and fact panels
• Illustrated glossary and index
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10. Treasure Island (Children's Classics)
by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Asin: 0517189631
Catlog: Book (1998-09-01)
Publisher: Children's Classics
Sales Rank: 55102
Average Customer Review: 4.11 out of 5 stars
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Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. Treasure Islandhas enthralled (and caused slight seasickness) for decades. The names Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore for as long as children want to read Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous book. With it's dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic. --Naomi Gesinger ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Edge-of-your-seat Suspense!!!
This book is absolutely amazing! The beginning may have been a little dull, but towards the middle I really started to get into it. The story kept me glued to the book. I would get dissapointed when I was told to stop reading. It seemed that every time I had to stop, there was some adventure that had just begun.

It starts out with a struggling family who owns an inn. One day, an adventurous seaman, known as the "cap'n" comes to their inn. Once the pirate dies, the inn owners son, Jim, starts to check out the cap'n's chest that was in his room. Jim discovers a map that leads to Captain Flint's buried treasure. This brings along many adventures, and laughs!

Jim and the town doctor and the town squire set out to find this buried treasure. During the trip to Treasure Island, Jim makes the startling discovery that the people working and sailing the ship are planning to overthrow the captain and his men. Once there, Jim, the captain, the doctor and the squire sneak off to the other side of the island. This leads everyone to war as Jim meets a castaway that had been on the island for three years. This man helps Jim and the other men to saftey, while the leader of the pirates, Long John Silver, continues to hunt for the treasure.

Jim and the castaway take control of the pirates ship and are soon looking for treasure themselves. Jim, wandering about on his own, falls into the clutches of the enemy. This creates commotion as the castaway and the other men try to free him, but cannot. The pirates are soon out looking for the treasure again with Jim and make it to where the treaure should be. To their surprise, it is gone!

The doctor and squire kill the other pirates, except for Silver, and take him and Jim to the castaways cave. The castaway, having been on the island for three years, had found the treasure and carried it all to a hidden cave by the coast. Inside the cave was also meat that the castaway had hunted for. Jim and the others make it to the cave and move the treasure onto the boat.Then they sail away and everyone lives happily ever after (except the pirates).

5-0 out of 5 stars Review for Treasure Island
TreasurE Island..the author of this book is Robert Louis STephenson. It has 258 pages to read in this book. The important characters in this stpory are Tim Hawkins, Billy Bones. Dr. Liveseys, Squire, Black Dog, Lonh Johnn silverm, captain Smollet, Ben Gunn, and Redruth. Thr time and setting at the begginin of the story id at the Admiral Benbow. The plot is about Jim Hawkins who is trying to find the treasure which is hidden in treasure island. He goes to the Island on the Hispaniola. He goes with Captain Smollets Crew. When Jim is on the Islandhe meets Ben Gunn.He is the man who got trapped on the Island and he leads them to the treasure. And from there the hunt begins.You will have to read for yourself to find out what happens next. My favorite line in the book is "Fifteen men on a dead mans chest, Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum." It means different things throughout the whole story. It start one Page number 3. The cover looks like a pirate with a knife in his hand. I think it mean he is searching for treasure and he will kill to get it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Treasure!
Who doesn't love the story of Treasure Island? I think it's a great book. Some people say it is not very good because of the "ancient" way it is written. Just goes to show how dumb modern man is. Buy it and maybe get a better vocabulary.

5-0 out of 5 stars Classic Treasure
Treasure Island is one of my favorite classics of all time. I was first introduced to this book in the eighth grade (I'm 22 now) and have loved it ever since, even keeping the copy given to me in class, telling my teacher I lost it so I wouldn't have to give it back.
What makes this book so fun? Overall, it is an fun adventure, making it a fun read. The main characters are fleshed out well. For example, we the reader feel just as betrayed as young Jim Hawkins when he learns of Long John Silver's plot to steal the treasure.
The story itself is broken into nice sections and flows together from start to finish. There is never really a dull moment in the book.
Treasure Island is a great read and a classic novel. Just don't confuse it with Pirates of the Carribean.

3-0 out of 5 stars Classic
This is a beautifully written classic that can take you to a different world, or maybe two. Set in the time of pirates, this book takes you on a treasure hunt that is full of back-stabbing, loyalty, and adventure. The author keeps you compelled to read on because of his lack of detail for conflicts. You just cannot wait to turn the next page to see why this man is angry, what happened in the past, and what kind of foreshadowing you can get for the future. The only bad part about this book is the extremely confusing language. That author uses the slang and terms that of the time and setting, which is great because it's accurate, but almost annoying because it's hard to keep up with. This book also requires a little back-up knowledge of the story, because the language you read might confuse you, and cause you to not get enough information on the story at hand and characters in it. In this book my favorite character was "the bad man with one leg" (you'll find out who it is later in the book, I won't ruin it) because even though he's the evil character, he's so wonderfully generated and portrayed. His evil-ness is overtaking the man itself, and while you'd love for Hawkins(the main character) to avoid him, and stay safe, you find yourself also begging for confrontation, just to see what the "one legged man's" scheme will be. Overall, I think this is a classic for every generation. And unless you're obsessed with love stories, this book will have it all. Also, people who don't even like adventure type books will enjoy this novel too because of the sheer greatness of it all. "Treasure Island" is constructed amazingly well, with all the good cliff hangers left for you to read and figure out for yourself, and all the parts that "make you twitch" are in all the right places. ... Read more


11. The Book of Pirates
by Michael Hague
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Asin: 0688140033
Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Sales Rank: 60353
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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It is glorious to be a pirate king--especially in this full-bodied collection of eleven classic stories and poems by such masters as Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, J. M. Barrie, Washington Irving, and John Masefield. In his dramatic illustrations Michael Hague takes readers to a faraway world filled with adventure, excitement--and danger.

Imagine that you are an orphaned boy watching a trio of fierce pirates burying treasure on a deserted beach. Or a nervous skipper on a long ocean journey, hoping against hope that a dreaded pirate captain is finally captured. Or a reformed pirate who has taken up knitting and then has a memorable slip from his peaceful ways.

Hush--the moon is shimmering on the blue-black sea, and a ragged ship sails silently into sight. Slip aboard--no walking the plank for you! With Michael Hague at the helm, you just might glimpse such legendary characters as Long John Silver, Captain Hook--even Captain Kidd himself!--in this heady mixture of tales from the time when pirates ruled the seas.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Oh, To Be a Pirate.....
Ahoy Matey...raise the Jolly Roger and come aboard! With selections from authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Gilbert and Sullivan, John Masefield, Washington Irving, and Arthur Conan Doyle..., award winning illustrator, Michael Hague, has amassed eleven classic poems and stories for this superb collection or pirate tales. These entertaining and engaging stories, full of danger and excitement, are rich in history, drama, mystery, and adventure, and Mr Hague's evocative illustrations bring these tales to life. Some are detailed and expressive pen and ink drawings. Others, bold, lush, and vivid paintings in dark ominous tones. But all transport readers back to a time when blood-thirsty pirates ruled the high seas, searched deserted islands for buried treasure, and walked the plank. Perfect for youngsters 10 and older, The Book Of Pirates is a marvelous and riveting collection of pirate lore that is sure to send imaginations soaring. "Oh better far to live and die/Under the brave black flag I fly.../And it is, it is a glorious thing/To be a Pirate King!" ... Read more


12. Treasure Island (Unabridged Classics)
by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Asin: 1402714572
Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
Publisher: Sterling
Sales Rank: 481121
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Sneaky pirates, sailing ships, buried treasure, exotic lands, and murderous mutiny: what could be better to win over even the most reluctant boy reader? Robert Louis Stevenson serves up thrills, chills, and plenty of action in this timeless, and much-admired adventure novel.
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13. Pirates : Robbers of the High Seas
by Gail Gibbons
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Asin: 0316306606
Catlog: Book (1999-04-01)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Sales Rank: 136002
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars scary subject; educational in nature
My situation and perspective comes from being a mother of a just turned 4 year-old who is for some reason, is interested in pirates and wants me to read books to him, yet is scared of them and has nightmares about them. I don't quite see how one can even discuss pirates with small children yet avoid discussions of robbery, guns, killing, and stealing. I don't think it is possible. For this review I will point out some things this book illustrates and discusses and let you decide whether your child is ready for this or may be of an age where these things may be too scary.

I borrowed this book from the library and when my son saw the cover he decided it was too scary for him and he didn't want me to read it to him. I read it to see how this author would depict pirates to an intended audience of 4-8 year olds who read picture books.

The book has a historical flair, citing places, dates, and real names of pirates. Sometimes I think there are too many dates than a young child would even care to hear about. A general overview of what a pirate is, what they do, and the harm they inflict is depicted. Swords are seen in every illustration and guns abound. Pirates have mean looks on their faces. Kidnapping is mentioned. Illustrations show scenes of pirates taking over ships and throwing people overboard. Actual dueling with swords and fighting with daggers is shown. Some passages can be scary "no treasure ship was safe from the fierce and greedy pirates". Cannon fighting is discussed and depicted. Shooting of guns in battle is shown. Walking the plank is shown. A picture shows the burning of a ship and is discussed. Treasure maps and treasure burying is briefly mentioned. How the countries dealt with pirates is discussed and mentions that pirates that are caught were often hanged for punishment (opening another can of worms for a child to be exposed to, another discussion for parent and child).

A confusing point is made where they say not all pirates are bad, and a pirate, well dressed, is shown holding a pistol and wearing a sword, these are called privateers and were considered heroes. I don't think that was explained well enough to make sense to a young child. It states the kings and queens hired them to rob ships of their enemies. I am so confused by this passage and think it sends mixed signals. This section should have either been discussed in more detail and more clearly or else just eliminated altogether since it leaves the reader confused as to whether killing and stealing is acceptable/good or is it bad (as the whole first part of the book was eluding to)? And why would it be all right and heroic for a king or queen to pay someone to kill and steal for them?

The book wraps up with saying that pirates no longer sail the seas and that "most of the oceans and seas are safe for travel". I dislike that element of unsure-ness over the safety of ocean travel. Yet another element of fear for young children, to think that even today they aren't safe if they go on a boat ride. Brief biographies of some well-known pirates (male and female) are at the end of the book.

I give it 4 stars because it is pretty detailed, is historically accurate, and the illustrations are good. I usually rate books that depict violence low, but as I said before, how can pirates be portrayed accurately if the fact that they rob, harm and murder is not included?

3-0 out of 5 stars I Like This Book
This book is about pirates and how they rob ships. This book is also about where pirates hide their treasure. It also talks about pirateers. I rate this book good because it was interesting. I recommend the book. ... Read more


14. Pirates : The Amazing World of Series (The Amazing World of Series)
by Philip Steele
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Asin: 0754812472
Catlog: Book (2003-12-25)
Publisher: Lorenz Books Childrens
Sales Rank: 613242
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Take a look back at what it was like to be a pirate, find out who they were and how they lived, and learn of their swashbuckling adventures. ... Read more


15. Real Pirates : Over 20 True Stories of Seafaring Sculduggery
by Clare Hibbert
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Asin: 1592700187
Catlog: Book (2003-11-01)
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Sales Rank: 368509
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Meet the rogues who gave pirates their bad name.William Fly took a promotion from lowly boatswain to captain when he promised the crew untold wealth if they "turned pirate." They threw the captain of the Elizabeth overboard in the middle of the Atlantic and proceeded to pillage and plunder. Depicted in all his underhanded and dangerous glory is Captain Crabbe who ended up shipwrecked on a Caribbean island, his treasure--and his glass eye--sunk to the bottom of the ocean.

From the exploits of sixteenth-century pirates in the Caribbean to the nefarious deeds of the Corsairs in the Mediterranean, Clare Hibbert and John James have created an illustrated collection of gripping and dastardly tales from around the globe.This book tells the true tales of who the pirates were and explores along the way all the tools, ships and talents they needed for their now classic skullduggery.
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16. Treasure Island (Great Illustrated Classics)
by Robert Louis Stevenson, Deidre S. Laiken, A. J. McAllister
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Asin: 1577658051
Catlog: Book (2002-01-01)
Publisher: Abdo Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 67682
Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Treasure Island (Great Illustrated Classics)
It is a very adventurous book. It takes a long time to get to know the characters but you will like it. Read Treasure Island.

5-0 out of 5 stars Treasure Island is my favorite book!!!
It is a very nice book. I like it because there is a lot of fighting going on. It is amazing how people do not die. It is also fun because they travel on water a lot. It is interesting because I kept wondering if they are going to find the treasure or not!!! If you like adventure read this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars tresure island
Treasure Island

Treasure island is a good book and well written one at that. When Robert Louis Stevenson wrote this book, I think he had the theme be careful who you trust in mind. When the main character Jim Hawkins finds a map and forms a crew. But a few in particular are captain long john silver, captain Smollett. He had to be a ware for at any second long john Smollett or the crew could turn against him. Along the hunt for treasure many problems may accrue not be fixable but the pure fear that he may never see his mom again...
I only recommend this book to people with high thinking levels.

4-0 out of 5 stars Treasure Island
Treasure island is a good book i advise you read it. The main charater is a man named Jim, and one day he meets a pirate named Billy Bones.After Billy Bones died Jim got the map (and a blind begger named Pew tired to get Jim,his mom,and the map (he dies)) and him and a man named Long John Sliver (the one with 1 leg) and he gets a crew and another captain named Captain Smollett which doesn't like the crew but is are ready to set sail to the island that had the treasure. They never say were this island is which keeps you wondering but the get closer and closer each day to the treasuer, but its a good book and the end is suprising but i hope you like it .

3-0 out of 5 stars Treasure Island
Treasure Island

I thought that treasure island was a very good book if your looking for adventure, betrayal and Plenty 'o' conflict. I definetly recommend this book to anyone willing to read it. ... Read more


17. See-Through Pirates (See-Through)
by Kelly Davis
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Asin: 0762415878
Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Sales Rank: 101695
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From Captain Hook to Blackbeard, pirates have long captured the imaginations of both children and adults. A stunning collection of tales, facts, images, and maps, this new book goes behind the myths and legends with a look at the reality of life on the ocean. Two special spreads with printed, see-through acetate pages provide a window onto the pirates' greatest weapon-their ship-and the tricks they used to surprise their victims. The battles and treasure hunts that are the stuff of classic pirate adventure stories come alive with more than 120 full-color illustrations ... Read more


18. Classic Starts: Treasure Island (Classic Starts Series)
by Robert Louis Stevenson, Chris Tait
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Asin: 1402713185
Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
Publisher: Sterling
Sales Rank: 170494
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Pirates, buried treasure, and action aplenty--that's what's served up in this fine story, mates, and kids will eat it up. After Jim Hawkins finds the map to a mysterious treasure, he sets sail in search of the fortune. Little does he realize he's boarded a pirate ship, and that surprises and danger await him...including a meeting with the inforgettable Long John Silver.
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19. What If You Met A Pirate?
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Asin: 1596430079
Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Sales Rank: 17800
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"You know all about pirates. They were big guys with fancy hats, silk jackets, peg legs, and parrots cursing on their shoulders. They sailed big ships with brass guns and made lubbers walk the plank . . . right?
Wrong. . . . "

Pirates and piracy, buried treasure, and life on the high seas are brought to life in this colorful, appealing book.

Jan Adkin's talent for combining words, illustration, and design is uniquely well-suited to the world of Pirates: ships and seafaring, maps, weapons, larger than life characters and larger than life stories are vividly presented in Jan's signature, design-driven style.This large format, full color picture book presents pirate history and pirate lore, pirate ships and equipment, and pirate life.
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20. Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Asin: 0689854684
Catlog: Book (2003-07-01)
Publisher: Atheneum
Sales Rank: 170435
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Jim Hawkins has led an ordinary life as an innkeeper's son until the day he inadvertently discovers a treasure map in a trunk belonging to an old sea captain, and thus, suddenly, his ordinary life turns into the extraordinary adventure of a lifetime. Jim and his companions decide to follow the map to the coast of South America to find their fortune, but their plans run awry when they discover that the ship's crew is comprised primarily of pirates -- out to claim the treasure as their own! If he ever wants to return home, Jim must outsmart Long John Silver and his gang, using all the cunning he can muster to come up with a plan to defeat the pirates, and to find the treasure in this swashbuckling tale that has thrilled readers for more than one hundred years.

Carefully abridged for younger readers, this third addition to the Scribner Storybook Classic line, with striking illustrations by N. C. Wyeth, revitalizes Robert Louis Stevenson's acclaimed tale of adventure, danger, and suspense. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A picture book adaptation of the classic story of adventure
Treasure Island is a picture book adaptation of the classic story of adventure, which has been carefully abridged for younger readers. The expressive full-color, museum quality illustrations by the late N. C. Wyeth perfectly complement this great classic by the great nineteenth-century author Robert Louis Stevenson. Treasure Island is very highly recommended for novice readers just about ready to graduate from picture book to reading to more involved and complex stories. ... Read more


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