Lives of the Pirates:
Swashbucklers, Scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!)

by Kathleen Krull
illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt

Lives of the Pirates provides short, very readable biographies of 20 well-known pirates, including some women! The end result is an entertaining mix of verified facts and fascinating rumors, and each account includes a funny caricature portrait by Kathryn Hewitt.

The book also features sections about recent hunts for buried pirate treasure and pirate ships. 

School Library Journal called this book "a solid choice", saying that Krull "vividly presents these swashbucklers and scoundrels", creating "dramatic stories that will excite the imaginations of readers."

This book is just one of a series of great kids biography books by Kathleen Krull.  To see others in this series, click on the link.

Interest Level:     Grade 4 -Grade 7

Below are sample spreads from inside this book.  To see larger versions of these spreads, simply click on the images.

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