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

by Kathleen Krull; illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt

Lives of the Pirates provides short, readable biographies of 20 well-known pirates, including 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. Also features sections about recent hunts for buried pirate treasure and 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

Interest Level:   Grade 4 -Grade 7

Below are sample spreads from inside this book.

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