Brief Description:
An introduction to the lives of pirates, including their ships, weapons, treasure, and more.

Biographical Note:
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(R) 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.

Jacket Description/Flap:
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!

Marc Notes:
A Stepping Stone book.;Includes bibliographical references and index.;An introduction to the lives of pirates, including their ships, weapons, treasure, and more.;2.9.;006-010.

Brief Description:
Readers of the Magic Tree House adventure "Pirates Past Noon" can dig up information on pirates with this nonfiction guide filled with information on what pirates were really like and how people became pirates. Includes information on pirate flags, treasure, real-life pirates, and more. Illustrations.

Publisher Marketing:
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!!

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon, they had lots of questions. Did pirates really make people walk the plank? What was life like on a pirate ship? Is there any buried treasure around today? Argh! How do you talk like a pirate? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.
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Review Citations:
  • Ingram Children's Advance 05/01/2001 pg. 39 (EAN 9780375802997, Paperback)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2001 pg. 190 (EAN 9780375802997, Paperback)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2002 pg. 190 (EAN 9780375802997, Paperback)
  • Ingram Children's Advance 05/01/2001 pg. 39 (EAN 9780375902994, Library Binding)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2001 pg. 190 (EAN 9780375902994, Library Binding)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2002 pg. 190 (EAN 9780375902994, Library Binding)