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Pirates and Smugglers

Pirates and Smugglers by Moira Butterfield
Moira Butterfield
Release Date:Apr-01-2008

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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  KMeng
Pirates are often viewed as drunk, wearing a long coat, an eye patch, and a cutlass. There is much more history behind them than that. Pirates have been in existence since around 2500 B.C. and are still around today. They have earned several names such as Vikings, barbarians, privateers, conquistadores, and buccaneers. No matter what they are called, they all share the trait of being violent for a profit. In the past, their living conditions were not very good due to food shortages on their ships and the torture they would receive if caught by authorities. Overall, the violent image that movies show of pirates is not that much of a lie at all.

To many fantasy and adventure readers, pirates are a subject of interest. I have learned many things about them on my own, and I hoped that this book would teach me more. While I learned new information and specific details from it, I was slightly disappointed. There was too much text to read without getting confused because it was all over the page in small sections. On the other hand, each page had brilliant pictures that the reader could look at for a long time. I recommend this book to anyone studying pirates or to anyone deeply interested in them.

There are images unsuitable for younger children.

Reviewer Age:15

Reviewer City, State and Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania United States of America

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