Author(s): Anne Rooney; Joe Wilson
Ahoy, there Get set for a thrilling voyage as you explore pirates throughout history and across the globe.
Who were the real pirates of the Caribbean--and beyond? Find out Pirates: Dead Men's Tales brings us face to face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas. Travel from North Africa to the China Seas to meet the notorious Blackbeard, the fearsome Barbarossa brothers, and the women pirates Mary Read, Anne Bonny, and Zheng Shi. With five sumptuous maps, themed spreads, and true tales of a pirate's daily life, this book takes you on an epic adventure.
Anne Rooney writes non-fiction for children and adults, and fiction for children. She has written more than 100 non-fiction books, many of them on topics in science and technology. She has also taught at the Universities of Cambridge and York, and has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow and Lector. Joe Wilson is an illustrator based in the UK specialising in highly detailed, hand-drawn illustrations and print. Working with a combination of pencil, ink and digital colour, Joe's work takes form as a hybrid of the traditional and contemporary. His work has featured in campaigns for adidas, Johnnie Walker, Hilfiger Denim, GQ magazine and many more.