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Sir Francis Drake: Slave Trader and Pirate

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  36 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
- Opening quote by or about the featured villain/villainess
- Historical map, annotated with key locations from person's life
- A Wicked Web featuring allies and enemies
- Historical photos and etchings
- Boxes with additional information
- Photo documentaries: six to eight pages of photos and captions telling the person's life
- Timeline, glossary, additional sources
- Engaging
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Franklin Watts (first published March 2009)
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Nov 27, 2012 Jacob rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is about a slave trader pirate that lived in the 15th century in England. He was a little boy when he learned how to rob, he learned from his dad and cousin. He was one of the best pirates of all. He stole so much gold queen Elizabeth the III would give him boats and stuff to use on his trips. He wasn't just a pirate though he was also a slave trader. He would trade so many slave that he didn't know what to do with all of them. In this
Aug 08, 2011 J'aime rated it it was amazing
The first book I read in Scholastic's Wicked History series was “Mary Tudor,” who has a “bad reputation” in history for executing Protestants. So she readily fit into the infamous category. Francis Drake, however, has a swashbuckling reputation owing to his exploits benefiting England. History is usually written by the victors. However, this book did try to present a more evenhanded view of Drake. He was a pirate – even Queen Elizabeth knew this. During the famous victory over the Spanish Armada ...more
Sir Francis Drake A Wicked History
Charles Nick
128 pgs.
Sir Francis Drake a Wicked History is a biography of Sir francis Drake. The book begins with Drakes child hood. He was raised in the country side of england however not much is known of his childhood. When he was a teen he moved to the port city of Plymouth where he would spend most of his life. He stayed with rich relatives on of whom was Tohn Hwakins. Under Hawkins Drake learned the ways of the sea. Hawkins was an experienced salio
Devon G
Apr 18, 2013 Devon G rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 128
Author: Charles Nick

Born somewhere in between 1538-1543 in England and raised in the County of Devon(the county who my mom actually named me after)Sir Francis Drake (nicknamed 'the Dragon' by the Spanish) was an independent navy marauder from the British isles who terrorized the seas (mostly, the Caribbean Sea), serving his life by capturing large Spanish fleets, attacking colonies, robbing cities, and stealing people from Africa to use as slaves. In England,
Nov 28, 2014 Lill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very well done for the age level.
Oct 06, 2009 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, guy-reads
This series will draw readers with its blend of dark humor and factual information. It makes good use of images and maps. The information provided is pretty good, and will be enough for middle schoolers. The author presents the facts, allowing the reader to decide if the person is evil or not. Also helpful is an index, a glossary, a list of sources and suggestions for futher reading.

It held my attention well and I am looking forward to reading other titles in this series.
Kaitlyn Burress
Feb 21, 2013 Kaitlyn Burress rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I actually didn't really love this book. It wasn't very interesting but I guess if you like pirate you might like it. It was non-fiction and by Charles Nick. It includes 127 pages. Sir Francis Drake was a pirate that had a dream too sail around the world and be rich and famous. Sir Francis Drake accomplished this goal. He and queen Elizabeth were partners and Sir Francis Drake lived double the life of a rich man and three times the leanth of a poor man.
Raving Redcoat
Overall, it's exactly what one would expect from a middle school level book. Reasonably attractive and highly informative. Certainly not the most detailed book, but certainly an excellent introduction to the life of Drake.
Hanna H
I think Francis Drake was stubborn as a mule. That is one of the only 3 traits I like about him. The other 2 are that he is cunning and interesting to read about. And that is it. I don't like any other of his qualities. He is definitely wicked with a capitol W. I was going to give this book 2 stars but Drake 3 good traits I like about him bumped him up a notch. And that's it I have nothing else to say about him.
May 23, 2011 Chris rated it it was amazing
As I say about all of these books: it was a quick read, yet extensive. I had never even heard the name of Sir Francis Drake before reading this book. The only reason I picked it up was because it grabbed my attention. I would recommend this entire series to anyone interested in finding out more about a "wicked" person from history.
Alia Suleiman
It's the first time I read a "History" book and actually enjoy it.
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