Everything I Know About Pirates
By Tom Lichtenheld
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689826252, 40pp.)
Publication Date: May 1, 2000
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Why do pirates always wear eye patches?
What are pirates so grumpy about?
Where do pirates go to get their ears pierced?
How do pirates keep their underwear from getting mixed up when they sail off to pirate summer camp?
You're not the only one who wonders about these things. Author/illustrator Tom Lichtenheld wondered so much, he had to write a book about them. The result is Everything I Know About Pirates, a hilarious encyclopedia of piratedom. Thoroughly researched using educated guesses and made-up facts, the book reveals everything you'd ever want to know about those notorious bad guys of the high seas.
So grab your eye patch, matey, and prepare to learn the truth about the meanest and goofiest characters this side of Treasure Island.
Tom Lichtenheld has always liked cars. When he was in seventh grade, he would sit in geography class drawing pictures of Mustang and Jaguars when he was supposed to be memorizing the names of extinct countries and European explorers who got lost and discovered the wrong continent.
In case you were wondering, Tom has written three other books: Everything I Know About Pirates, which was highlighted as a "Book of Wonder" by Newsweek magazine; Everything I Know About Monsters; and What Are You So Grumpy About?, which was named one of the best children's books by Child magazine.
Tom lives in Illinois with his wife, Jan. His favorite food is chocolate, his favorite color is red, and his favorite magazines are Newsweek and Child.