The Ultimate Pirate Handbook (Hardcover)

By Libby Hamilton, Mathieu Leyssenne (Illustrator), Jason Kraft (Illustrator)

Templar, 9780763679637, 20pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2015

List Price: 19.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Ahoy mateys! Here be secrets to unfold if ye dream of being a buccaneer.

Want to become a pirate? You need this book! Discover the real (and revolting) life of a pirate, from recruitment (don’t call us, we’ll kidnap you!), grub (cackle fruit = eggs), to parts of the ship (the poop deck is not a toilet). Then visit the rogues gallery to meet the most famous pirates to ever set sail.

About the Author

Libby Hamilton has written a variety of children’s books, including The Monstrous Book of Monsters and The Fairy-Tale Handbook. She lives in England.

Mathieu Leyssenne is an illustrator who has worked in both books and games. He teaches illustration at the Lima School of Applied Arts in Bordeaux.

Jason Kraft
is an illustrator, art director, and character designer who lives in Ontario, Canada, with his wife.

Praise For The Ultimate Pirate Handbook

Hamilton follows The Fairy Tale Handbook and The Monstrous Book of Monsters with an irreverent guide to the pirate life, full of information about crew hierarchy, slang, traditions, legendary ghost ships, and entertaining book for sprogs looking to become full-fledged sea dogs.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)