How to Be a Pirate

How to Be a Pirate

By John Malam; Dave Antram (Illustrator)

National Geographic Society, Paperback, 9781426302831, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2008

The year is 1680, and once you sign on to the ship, there's no turning back. You ll need to learn new skills, like tying knots, rowing, and sword fighting. You ll be taught how to pump out the bilge and repair torn sails. But most of all, you ll want to capture ships and seize their treasure. Be ready to answer questions during your job interview at the end of the book. Answer most of them right, and you ll get the job
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About the Author
John Malam studied archaeology at the University of Birmingham, England, and worked as an archaeologist at historic sites across Britain before becoming a full-time writer. He specializes in children's non-fiction. He has written more than one hundred books, including "An Ancient Greek Temple, Ancient Egyptian Jobs "and "Titanic, Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure".

Antram studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time artist.

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