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Piracy

4.67  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This modern-day pirate tale details the recent hijacking and daring rescue of the Maersk Alabama and places its gripping story in context with the evolution of piracy on the high seas.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published February 28th 2013 by Crabtree Publishing Company (first published January 30th 2013)
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Kris
Jul 27, 2013 Kris rated it really liked it
Book Review Center, non-fiction, recommended for gr. 6-9.

Students may pick this up this short book initally hoping for Jolly Roger-type pirates, but although they are briefly mentioned, this book is about modern-day pirates. After some background information, the book follows the 2009 attach on the Maersk Alabama in which the captain was captured but freed following a rescue by US Navy Seals. Additional details on how ships' crews are prepared for an attack, how a hostage situation might work, a
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J. Jefferson
Jan 16, 2015 J. Jefferson rated it it was amazing
This book is perfect for third grade readers and above. The photographs are intriguing and the information is not too difficult to understand. Equipped with a contents page, index, glossary, and references for more information, it is a must have for school libraries.
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