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Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter

by Richard Platt

Other authors: Chris Riddell (Illustrator)

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Like the other book I read by the same author, this is a really good work of historical fiction. I like how it provides a different perspective on piracy in the time of Colonial America. The illustrations are vivid. However, like the other book in the series, despite being a picture book this is probably not appropriate for younger readers. ( )
  kblackmar1 | Sep 19, 2016 |
yarr.....cool journal style juvenile fiction! with illustrations. ( )
  GeorgeAtDublinCML | Dec 5, 2008 |
Eleven year old Jake is collected by his uncle in 1716 to work as a cabin boy on a ship. The Captain is a cruel and incompetent man who often has members of the crew whipped for no great reason. When they are approached in the middle of the ocean by another ship that says that it has run out water, Jack’s world suddenly changes – the new ship’s crew are pirates – will his life be better or worse?Great illustrations and a section at the back about the history of pirates and famous pirates.p.42 about a pirate losing his leg and Jake (as Carpenter’s boy) having to help
1 vote nicsreads | Apr 9, 2007 |
This book, in the format of a fictional journal, tells the tale of nine year old Jack Carpenter. Though the main character is fictional this book is full of facts and historical information. The back of the book has history, a glossary, and an index.
1 vote biblio_girl | Apr 29, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763621692, Paperback)

"Platt weaves vast quantities of nautical information into a text as lively as it is absorbing." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

Curious about life on a pirate ship? Check out PIRATE DIARY: THE JOURNAL OF JAKE CARPENTER, an account of adventure on the high seas as told by a feisty nine-year-old carpenter’s apprentice, circa 1716. Historically accurate illustrations of ship and crew, a map of Jake’s travels, and a detailed glossary and index vividly reveal the fascinating - and harsh - life of a pirate in the eighteenth century. Ships ahoy!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:38 -0400)

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The fictional diary of a ten-year-old boy who, in 1716 sets off from North Carolina to become a sailor, but ends up a pirate instead.

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