Take to the seas and journey back in time to meet some of history's most terrifying characters. Daring and skulduggery were alive and kicking when Cilician pirates kidnapped Julius Caesar, when a 17th-century buccaneer cut out his victim's heart and when Blackbeard roamed the seas. Explore a pirate ship, meet fearsome female pirates and learn about modern piracy.
Peter Chrisp, a professional author for 20 years, has written more than 90 historical books for young readers. He has been fascinated with pirates since he was eight years old, when he went to see Bernard Miles play Long John Silver at a London theatre.