Captured By Pirates! An Isabel Soto History Adventure by Agnieszka Biskup. Illustrated by Roger Stewart (US) - (Canada)
Finished: May 26, 2012
First Published: Jan. 1, 2012
Publisher: Capstone Press
Genre: children, graphic novel, non-fiction, history
First sentence: "What a great assignment!"
Publisher's Summary: "In graphic novel format, follows the adventures of Isabel Soto as she learns about pirate life during the Golden Age of Piracy."
Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Press.
Reason for Reading: I've enjoyed other books in this series.
Great introduction to the world of pirates and privateers in the 1700s. Isabel's time travel is more believable than in the Egypt book I just read, as her popping up does startle the natives, so to speak. Isabel is aboard a British merchant ship when it is attacked by pirates, then she and the ship's doctor are kidnapped and taken aboard the pirate ship. Explains the life of a pirate, how the sailors became pirates in the first place, the difference between pirates and privateers and the fact that pirates still exist today. Interesting and exciting.