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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists (The Pirates! 1) (original 2004; edition 2012)

by Gideon Defoe

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Member:elliepotten
Title:The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists (The Pirates! 1)
Authors:Gideon Defoe (Author)
Info:Bloomsbury Paperbacks (2012), Edition: New Edition, Paperback, 224 pages
Collections:Read but unowned, Read in 2012
Rating:***
Tags:fiction, humour, fantasy, pirates, history, science, adapted for the screen, from Hanna

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe (2004)

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    The Time Machine Did It by John Swartzwelder (gtown)
    gtown: The plots aren't similar at all, but both authors write with a similarly twisted, absurd sense of humor.
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    Piratica: Being a Daring Tale of a Singular Girl's Adventure Upon the High Seas by Tanith Lee (joririchardson)
    joririchardson: Both of these books have the same silly, adventurous feel to them.
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Just silly, with absolutely no thoughtfulness. At least Pratchett's Discworld books are satirical and clever. Oh well, at least it was as short as a children's book. (But it's not one.) ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Short, funny and full of pirates and scientists. A model for what all books should be, really. ( )
  Nigel_Quinlan | Oct 21, 2015 |
This is one of the silliest series of books I've ever read. A must read for pirate lovers (with a sense of humor) everywhere. ( )
  aputel | May 18, 2015 |
The Pirate Captain, the pirate with the scarf, Charles Darwin, and Mr. Bobo are all in for a great adventure involving The Bishop of Oxford, an evil plan, pirate's treasure, Big Ben and ham. This was short and silly and fun and I am looking forward to another Pirate adventure. ( )
  mlake | Apr 28, 2015 |
I didn't get it, I feel very old....
  amyem58 | Jul 3, 2014 |
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Not since Moby-Dick...No, not since Treasure Island...Actually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a sea saga to rival The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, featuring the greatest sea-faring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain, who, although he lives for months at a time at sea, somehow manages to keep his beard silky and in good condition.

Worried that his pirates are growing bored with a life of winking at pretty native ladies and trying to stick enough jellyfish together to make a bouncy castle, the Pirate Captain decides it's high time to spearhead an adventure.

While searching for some major pirate booty, he mistakenly attacks the young Charles Darwin's Beagle and then leads his ragtag crew from the exotic Galapagos Islands to the fog-filled streets of Victorian London. There they encounter grisly murder, vanishing ladies, radioactive elephants, and the Holy Ghost himself. And that's not even the half of it.

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"Not since Moby-Dick...No, not since Treasure Island...Actually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a sea saga to rival The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists, featuring the greatest seafaring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain, who, although he lives for months at a time at sea, somehow manages to keep his beard silky and in good condition." "Worried that his pirates are growing bored with a life of winking at pretty native ladies and trying to stick enough jellyfish together to make a bouncy castle, the Pirate Captain decides it's high time to spearhead an adventure." "While searching for some major pirate booty, he mistakenly attacks the young Charles Darwin's Beagle and then leads his ragtag crew from the exotic Galapagos Islands to the fog-filled streets of Victorian London. There they encounter grisly murder, vanishing ladies, radioactive elephants, and the Holy Ghost himself. And that's not even the half of it."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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