1st Edition

Top Secret Files Pirates and Buried Treasure, Secrets, Strange Tales, and Hidden Facts About Pirates

By Stephanie Bearce Copyright 2015
    128 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Pirates of the Golden Age had to deal with scurvy, fight ferocious battles, and eat everything from monkeys to snakes to sea turtles, but you won't learn that in your history books! Discover the truth about Anne Bonny, the Irish woman who was a true Pirate of the Caribbean, and the secrets of Blackbeard and the daring pirate Cheng I Sao. Then learn how to talk like a pirate and make a buried treasure map for your friends. It's all part of the true stories from the Top Secret Files: Pirates and Buried Treasure. Take a look if you dare, but be careful! Some secrets are meant to stay hidden . . .

    Ages 9-12

    Pirate Problems A Pirate’s Life for Me? Pirate Jobs and Rules Parrots, Planks, and Maps Pirate Practice: Bake Some Sea Biscuits Pirate Practice: Shipwreck Salvage Weapons, Words, and Wardrobe Dress Code Pirate Attack! Fast and Furious Pirate Talk Pirate Practice: Build a Better Boat Pirate Practice: Jolly Roger VIPs (Very Important Pirates) Cheng I Sao The Real Blackbeard Black Bart Sadie the Goat Really Rotten Pirate The Legend of the Black Caesars The Successful Pirate The Scientist Pirate Mary Read and Anne Bonny The Lonely Pirate Pirate Practice: Dice Game Pirate Practice: Make a Catapult Pirate’s Treasure Levasseur’s Treasure Spanish Gold The Whydah Oak Island Mystery Pirate Practice: Make a Treasure Map Pirate Practice: Make Your Own Compass Bibliography About the Author


    Stephanie Bearce is a writer, teacher, and science nerd. She likes teaching kids how to blow up toothpaste and dissect worms. She also loves collecting rocks and keeps a huge collection of fossilized bones in her basement. When she is not exploding experiments in her kitchen or researching strange science facts in the library, Stephanie likes to explore catacombs and museums with her husband, Darrell.

    Another Top Secret Files and this time it scared me! Who knew that there were so many facts about pirates? Who really cares? I didn't. But you know the author, Stephanie Bearce. She can make you care about anything she writes. This time she takes us back to 1650-1730.

    Like all Top Secret Files, this book has pictures and little, different shaped boxes with wonderful facts. The Top Secret Files books are aimed at 9-12 year olds, but every adult will love them. The information will fascinate all ages.

    Buy this book for your classrooms and your children, but please don't forget to read it yourselves!,Elaine S. Weiner,Gifted Education Communicator, 9/1/15
    Pirates and Buried Treasure will intrigue anyone interested in pirates. Teachers can find much in this book to use in lessons, making Pirates and Buried Treasure a nice adjunct text. Actually, the entire Top Secret Files series makes a great classroom tool. History buffs will love the series. Everyone loves a secret and there are tons of not-so-well-known facts inside Pirates and Buried Treasure. Individually or as a set, the Top Secret Files books will thrill kids. Many kids not interested in history will change their minds once they read one of these fascinating books. I know I did. Included is a bibliography and related websites.,Sue Morris,Kid Lit Reviews, 9/23/15
    Bearce takes history to a level far beyond the basic textbook by sharing unique facts, stories, and interactive learning experiences that transport the reader back in time . . . These books are wonderful resources for encouraging reading and engaging the curious minds of students, especially those who are interested in adventure.,Gifted Child Today, 3/16/16