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Surprising Facts About Pirates: Wow! I Didn't Know That    by Philip Steele & Marc Aspinall order for
Surprising Facts About Pirates
by Philip Steele
Order:  USA  Can
Kingfisher, 2014 (2014)
Hardcover, Softcover
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Filled with all sorts of interesting facts about pirates, this book will appeal to youngsters who hanker to hoist the Jolly Roger and enjoy a action packed adventure on the Seven Seas.

Unlike other pirate books, this one shares a series of remarkable facts that range from discussing the different types of pirate flags and where pirates hid their treasure, to who some of the more noteworthy female pirates were.

You'll learn that the youngest known pirate was an eleven year old named John King who lost his life when his ship sank off Cape Cod in 1717, and that Zheng Yi Sao sailed the South China Sea in the 1800s. She reputedly commanded more than 80,000 pirates as her followers terrorized this part of Asia.

An amusing treasury of offbeat facts, this picture book will not only increase the reader's storehouse of pirate lore but also make him or her an expert on arcane facts few folks are aware of when it comes to knowledge of a buccaneer's existence.

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