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Piracy 101

I refer to myself as the Bibliopirate and yet I’ve horribly let the pirate side of that equation slide. In order to rectify that I shall briefly discuss The Book of Pirates by Jamaica Rose and Captain MacLeod. They are very lovely people and editors of No Quarter Given a very fine pirate magazine.

This book is certainly designed for the young ones, and if you know a child who is interesting in learning more about historical piracy they need this book. It provides a wonderful outlook of pirates through history, you will find a real buccaneering 101 in the pages. It contains many references to movies about piracy including pointing out the historical deviations those movies took. I’m looking at you Black Swan.

Along with guides to the history they also provide fun activities, like easy way to make a pirate costume and they even provide a few recipes. Has your child ever wanted to try hardtack now they can? Afterwards I’m sure they’ll never complain about a regular home cooked meal again.

The Book of Pirates
by Jamica Rose and Captain MacLeod
ISBN: 978-1-4236-0670-3

I’m also currently reading Pirates of Barbary, and can hopefully provide some insight into that in a few days.

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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Kid-Lit


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Slackstory Shakespeare

Do you ever feel as though Shakespeare just doesn’t reach the kids like it used to? That some how the deeper themes of Othello go right over your 6 year old’s head? Never fear our friends over at have you covered. They worked tirelessly to bring us the titles that need to be published, and if we lived in a perfect world, these books would be on every kid in America’s bookshelf.

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Posted by on December 18, 2011 in miscellany, Uncategorized


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