Wednesday, September 19, 2007


It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Why not celebrate with some pirate-themed literature?

Like, say, Pirattitude: So You Wanna Be a Pirate? Here's How! by John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur and Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers. Heck, they are the creators of Talk Like a Pirate Day, so if you're looking for a definitive guide to the day, this is likely it.

About Gideon DeFoe's book The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists & In an Adventure with Ahab, comic legend Eric Idle says: "Hilarious. Destined to become a classic of pirate comic fiction."

Kids who want to hunt the high seas for treasure hunting scalawags can check out Pirateology: A Pirate Hunter's Companion.

Here's a personal favorite: A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes. It's a gorgeous book, an adventure novel, a look at the innocence of childhood, a comedy—good stuff all around.

And, of course, if you've never read Treasure Island, isn't it about time?

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