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Blackbeard: The Pirate King

Blackbeard: The Pirate King

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Now, the real-life adventures and the myths of the 18th century Pirate King Edward Teach have inspired a thrilling collection of biographical poems by J. Patrick Lewis—collected in a picture-book format that will fire the imaginations of young adventurers everywhere.

Blackbeard: The Pirate King is a rich chronicle of the most notorious pirate to ever scour the oceans.

This dramatically illustrated book combines history, adventure, geography, and poetry in a treasure trove of rhymes about Blackbeard and his bloodthirsty seadogs.

The spine-tingling poetry also explores many lesser-examined realities amid the mass of mythology inspired by Blackbeard. Each of these 14 poems is written in a distinctive style as Lewis explores different aspects of the pirate's life.

Blackbeard's seaborne reign of terror also roars to life in carefully selected historical prints, dating back to the earliest known images of the Pirate King.

  • Ages 7 to 10
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • 9 1/8'' x 11 1/8''
  • © 2006

"This gorgeous, magical coffee table-worthy tome is a rousing blend of rhyme and wordplay that tells the well-researched tales of Blackbeard."—Copely News Service