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The Golden Age of Pirates: An Interactive History Adventure
This title covers these subjects: Criminals., Pirates -- History., Privateering.
The Golden Age of Pirates: An Interactive History Adventure
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The Golden Age of Pirates: An Interactive History Adventure

YOU are making your living at sea at a time when pirates ruled the oceans. Will you stick to an honest life or risk everything for the riches and adventure of piracy?

 
Dewey910.4'5
  
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-7
GRLU
Lexile Level660L
  
  
ISBN978-1-5157-4296-8
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandYou Choose Books
Copyright2016
  
Page Dimensions5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Page Count112
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
List Price: $32.65 School/Library Price
$24.49
 


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Reviews

School Library Journal

"These adventures abound with historical facts as readers decide which way the story will progress. In Pirates, options include joining the dreaded Blackbeard or being marooned on a desert island. In Titanic, however, no matter which route is chosen, the ship still sinks, though in some cases "you" are saved, whereas in others, you die. The language used throughout each book will be clear to readers as young as third grade, but even sixth graders will be taken in by the interactive format. Pirates is peppered with myriad color drawings; Titanic displays mostly period photographs. In both texts, a final chapter, outside the interactive section, offers further historical details." - School Library Journal

January 1, 2008

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Sylvia Firth

"The new series called “You Choose” is an innovative way of bringing history to children. Those familiar with the always popular “Choose Your own Adventure” series will recognize how these books work. There are three main story lines leading to thirty-eight different choices and fourteen endings. This title is concerned with the Age of Pirates during the late sixteen hundreds to the seventeen twenties. The reader chooses to be part of the Royal English Navy, a sailor on a merchant ship, or a pirate. Historical facts and conditions are accurately described and give children a true impression of life as a sailor. Several additions at the end of the book provide a time line, glossary, bibliography, and an index. Directions are also provided for the use of the Internet site “Fact-Hound” to gather additional information. This series is sure to be a hit, especially with boys who are reluctant readers. If the six other available titles are as well done as this one, they are a welcome addition to collections for middle readers. However, the steep price may be a deterring factor." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

January 1, 2008

 

Awards

Learning Magazine

2009 Winner, Teachers' Choice Award for Children's Books

January 1, 2009

Association of Educational Publishers

2008 Finalist, Distinguished Achievement Award

January 1, 2008

Bob Temple

Bob Temple

Bob Temple lives in Rosemount, Minnesota, with his wife and three children. He has written more than thirty books for children. Over the years, he has coached more than twenty kids' soccer, basketball, and baseball teams. He also loves visiting classrooms to talk about his writing.

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