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Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

A fast paced inspiring read for pirate lovers, future archaeologists & treasure hunting enthusiasts

Sandler brings history to life through the myths and legends of the Whydah, an 18th century pirate ship which sank just off the coast of Cape Cod in 1717.

The narrative is easy to follow, plain English that keeps the reader engaged with tales of pirate adventures and the harrowing attempts to retrieve the secrets of the Whydah from the ocean floor. The illustrations, maps and graphics add visual depth to the well rounded tales of the origins of the Whydah as a slave ship, its transition to a pirate ship and the ultimate wreck of the ship during a storm.

I particularly enjoyed the section on the artifacts discovered from the wreckage and what those artifacts have taught us about life during the golden age of piracy.

Reccomended for young readers who enjoy a good adventure tale with a healthy dose of real history and for school libraries as well.

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