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Pirate Diary

The Journal of Jake Carpenter, Cabin Boy

by Richard Platt Author · Chris Riddell Illustrator


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"Platt weaves vast quantities of nautical information into a text as lively as it is absorbing." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Curious about life on a pirate ship? Check out PIRATE DIARY: THE JOURNAL OF JAKE CARPENTER, an account of adventure on the high seas as told by a feisty nine-year-old carpenter's apprentice, circa 1716. Historically accurate illustrations of ship and crew, a map of Jake's travels, and a detailed glossary and index vividly reveal the fascinating - and harsh - life of a pirate in the eighteenth century. Ships ahoy!

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Candlewick Press
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Richard Platt (Author)

I grew up in on the outskirts of London, England. My school was a mile away, and I walked there and back on my own. This gave me the chance to muck around and get into all kinds of mud and trouble each morning and evening. I was always rubbish at ...

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