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Reveals the grim and gritty facts about pirate attacks, terrible pirate tortures, and how notorious captains like Bartholomew Roberts, Captain Kidd and Blackbeard were finally defeated. Tells the story of piracy from the bloodthirsty seafarers of the Roman Empire, vividly illustrated by Vincent Dutrait Developed in consultation with reading experts from Roehampton University and a historical expert. With internet links to websites to find out more.

Book information

Key Stage
KS2/3 E/H
Lexile Measure
CEFR Level
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746077597
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Rob Lloyd Jones
Vincent Dutrait


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