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The story of pirates

Young Reading Series 3 History
The story of pirates

  • Tells the story of piracy from the bloodthirsty seafarers of the Roman Empire, vividly illustrated by Vincent Dutrait
  • Developed in consultation with reading experts from Roehampton University and a historical expert.
  • With internet links to websites to find out more.

Reveals the grim and gritty facts about pirate attacks, terrible pirate tortures, and how notorious captains like Bartholomew Roberts, Captain Kidd and Blackbeard were finally defeated.


Key Stage: KS2/3 E/H; Age 7+

Lexile Measure: 1090L

Book Band: 15 - Magenta

CEFR Level: C1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746077597
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Rob Lloyd Jones

Illustrator: Vincent Dutrait


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