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Pirates: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon First Edition
Contributor(s): Osborne, Mary Pope, Osborne, Will, Murdocca, Sal (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0375802991     ISBN-13: 9780375802997
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2001

Annotation: What were pirates really like? How did people become pirates? Where did pirates bury their treasure?
Dig up the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide #4: Pirates, Jack and Annie's very own guide to pirates. Includes information onpirate flags, pirate treasure, real-life pirates, walking the plank, and much more!

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Pirates; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places
Dewey: 910.4/5
LCCN: 00062551
Lexile Measure: 680
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Magic Tree House Fact Trackers
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.00" W x 0.25" (0.30 lbs) 117 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 51906
Reading Level: 4.9   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q27796
Reading Level: 2.7   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 3.0
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Contributor Bio(s): WILL OSBORNE and MARY POPE OSBORNE have been married for a number of years and live in northwestern Connecticut with their three dogs, Joey, Mr. Bezo, and Little Bear.
Mary is the author of over one hundred books for children, including novels, picture books, biographies, and retellings of fairy tales and world mythologies. Will has worked for many years in the theater as an actor, director, and playwright. Together he and Mary have coauthored two books of Greek mythology and eight Magic Tree House® Fact Trackers. Will has also written a multimedia planetarium show, Magic Tree House Space Mission, and is cocreator with Randy Courts of Magic Tree House: The Musical, a full-scale Broadway-style family musical based on Christmas in Camelot.
SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2002 Spring)
The authors offer an informative and interesting overview of the history of piracy. Liberally illustrated with black-and-white drawings and a few photographs, the text describes the life of a pirate, discusses various kinds of pirates and their ships, and introduces a few famous outlaws. Bib., ind. Copyright 2002 Horn Book Guide Reviews
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