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Friday, April 20, 2012

Pirates - Philip Steele

Released March 2012

Philip Steele
Kingfisher Books

Book Review by Robert Walch

Featuring longer sentences, a more sophisticated vocabulary and fact boxes, this level 4 reader will appeal to any reader who loves pirates. There is material here on what type of individuals became pirates, what life at sea was like and which ports provided a safe haven for a pirate.

Of course there’s a section on treasure and also information on pirates’ “terrible deeds” plus who hunted pirates and how the buccaneers were punished when captured. 

Philip Steele's Pirates will be very appealing to a “reluctant reader” who may not be too interested in other subjects. The illustrations are excellent and there’s lot of information here to hold the youngster’s attention. Use this book to pique the child’s interest and then move on to more detailed books on the same subject.

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