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Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion

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Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion

The Bottom Line

Pirateology is a fantastic introduction to pirates for old and young alike. It is the journal of Captain William Lubber, an 18th Century pirate hunter sent off by the Governor of Massachusetts to hunt down and capture the dread pirate, Arabella Drummond. Within is a varied melange of pirate lore, history, artwork, and treasure.
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  • A treasure trove of interesting facts about pirates.
  • Playful book design with hidden treasures within.
  • Beautiful artwork.
  • A compass built into the cover!


  • I wanted more pirate terminology!


  • Meet pirates from around the world.
  • Detailed drawings of pirates, ships, weapons, and maps.
  • Working compass set into the cover.
  • A Glossary of pirate terms - learn what "Avast ye, mateys!" actually means!
  • Learn wind-navigation,log-keeping, and knot-tying.
  • Great companion website at Pirateology.com.

Guide Review - Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion

Pirateology is the recovered sea journal of Captain William Lubber, an 18th century pirate hunter who was sent by the Governor of Massachusetts to hunt and capture the female pirate, Arabella Drummond. It is an immediately captivating book for both old and young, with fantastic artwork and a working compass built right into the cover. The story of the men (and women) who plundered and ravaged the seas in search of treasure, this very book is a treasure hunt, full of cool interactive features like pop-up maps, rawhide to practice knot-tying, and even some actual pirate gold dust!

The notes of Captain Lubber lead us not only along his quest to find and apprehend the dread Pirate Drummond, but also into the nature and life of pirates - pirate lore and customs, pirate history, famous pirates from around the world, pirate language, and more. No fewer than six artists worked on Pirateology and it shows. Illustrations include detailed drawings of actual pirate ships, pirate portraits, maps, and naturalist-style sketches of indiginous creatures that pirates might have run across.

A deserving addition to the Candlewick Press 'Ology series which includes Wizardology, Egyptology, and Dragonology, Pirateology will engage and involve adventurers of all ages.
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 4 out of 5
Yo Ho Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me!, Member kcgrant

I'm sure pirating wasn't as exciting as it seems, but this book is a fun romp into the possible lives of pirates and takes a fascinating look at one of the rare female pirates of the day.

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