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The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found

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The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found by Martin W. Sandler
  • Hardcover $19.99

    Mar 14, 2017 | 176 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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Sandler’s approach to the Whydah and other submerged ships as “sunken time capsules” is an interesting angle that is sure to resonate with aspiring archaeologists. A captivating read on pirates, with insights into contemporary underwater research techniques. Considering the popularity of the subject, this volume will likely not sit on shelves long.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

Sandler offers an insightful look at how different the realities of pirate life were compared to how it has been mythologized in popular culture…A fascinating, vivid look at what one shipwreck reveals about the realities of the "Golden Age of Piracy."
—Kirkus Reviews

This book brings to life…The account of the challenges Clifford and his crew had to face to find the Whydah is very thorough.
—School Library Connection

Sandler’s broad research and his evident fascination with the subject result in a multifaceted story that many readers will find rewarding.
—Booklist

Sandler keeps the multiple threads of Whydah’s story running smoothly, even integrating legends about Bellamy and the haunted wreckage seamlessly into the factual information…Weighing in well under two hundred pages, this quick high interest read is an ideal recommendation for kids who “have to read a nonfiction book,” and pirate and archaeology enthusiasts will certainly be thrilled.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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