The Pirate Hunter's Companion
By William Captain Lubber
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763631437, 32pp.)
Publication Date: July 11, 2006
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Step lively, pirate foes and fanciers Mysterious booty found inside a long-lost sea chest, hidden for hundreds of years off the coast of Newfoundland, has just been uncovered for your enjoyment. Within these covers is the fascinating eighteenth-century journal of Captain William Lubber, an earnest soul who sailed the seas in search of the vicious female pirate Arabella Drummond. Prepare for a mesmerizing tale of the golden age of piracy -- from storm-tossed sailing ships to tantalizing treasure islands, from pirates' flags and fashions to their wily weapons and wicked ways. An extraordinary find for pirateologists, here is a true and complete companion for the dedicated pirate hunter.
Pirateology's special treasures include:
-- a stunning cover bearing a working compass and glittering gems--treasure map with a missing piece -- for the canny reader to find
-- multiple flaps, maps, charts, and booklets harboring codes and clues
-- intricate drawings of ships' interiors
-- a packet of gold dust -- a pocket sundial
-- a cache of pirate letters, pieces of eight-- and a jewel as a final reward.