Saturday, June 16, 2012

153. Captured By Pirates! by Agnieszka Biskup

Captured By Pirates! An Isabel Soto History Adventure by Agnieszka Biskup. Illustrated by Roger Stewart (US) - (Canada)
Graphic Library

Pages: 32
Ages: 8+
Finished: May 26, 2012
First Published: Jan. 1, 2012
Publisher: Capstone Press
Genre: children, graphic novel, non-fiction, history
Rating:  4/5


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.

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