The Book of PiratesBook - 2001
A collection of stories and poems celebrating action and adventure on the high seas offers contributions from Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Washington Irving, and John Masefield.
It is glorious to be a pirate king--especially in this full-bodied collection of eleven classic stories and poems by such masters as Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, J. M. Barrie, Washington Irving, and John Masefield. In his dramatic illustrations Michael Hague takes readers to a faraway world filled with adventure, excitement--and danger.
Imagine that you are an orphaned boy watching a trio of fierce pirates burying treasure on a deserted beach. Or a nervous skipper on a long ocean journey, hoping against hope that a dreaded pirate captain is finally captured. Or a reformed pirate who has taken up knitting and then has a memorable slip from his peaceful ways.
Hush--the moon is shimmering on the blue-black sea, and a ragged ship sails silently into sight. Slip aboard--no walking the plank for you! With Michael Hague at the helm, you just might glimpse such legendary characters as Long John Silver, Captain Hook--even Captain Kidd himself!--in this heady mixture of tales from the time when pirates ruled the seas.
A swashbuckling collection of stories and poems celebrates action and adventure on the high seas and contains contributions from such literary masters as Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Washington Irving, and John Masefield. 40,000 first printing.