Monday, November 30, 2009

A Thousand Years of Pirates Review and Tundra book giveaway

Monday, November 30, 2009
 







My Boys love pirates, while I have really never fully understand the fascination with them, they inspire their imaginations and creative play.Maybe it is their adventurous nature or their treasure hunting skills, that make pirates appealing to kids, I am not sure.




A Thousand Years of Pirates
  Written by William Gilkerson


ABOUT THIS BOOK from Tundrabooks.com


For as long as they’ve existed, pirates have conjured up visions of high-seas adventure and skullduggery, sea chases and bloody battles, dangerous coastal lairs and buried treasure. Rightly so, for ever since ships have carried valuable cargo, pirates have enraged monarchs and struck terror into the hearts of honest seamen with their willingness to risk life and limb for an undeserved share of the riches. Whether the cargo was gold or silver, spices or silks, animal or human, there have always been villains ruthless enough to kill or be hanged for it.

From the days of the Vikings to the present and in all the oceans of the world, pirates have made their presence known and feared. Recorded here are their stories along with striking images of ships, storms at sea, and secret harbors where “black ships” could be re-stocked and refitted.

Award-winning author and artist William Gilkerson has spent years researching and painting their colorful history. From the terrible Black Beard to the fascinating Granuaile, or Grace O’Malley as the English called her, they have come to life under his brush. One can almost hear the creak of timbers, the snap of canvas while turning the pages. This gift book is a rich treasure in its own right.


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction - Adventure & Adventurers; Juvenile Nonfiction - History
Imprint: Tundra Books
Format: Hardcover
Pub Date: November 2009
Age: 10 UP
Trim Size: 11 x 9
# of pages: 96
ISBN: 978-0-88776-924-5 (0-88776-924-1)
CDN Price: $35.99 / US Price: $32.95



AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY


William Gilkerson is a sailor, painter, journalist, and historian. He is the author of ten nonfiction books on nautical topics as well as works of satire, art commentary, and fiction. His two-volume treatise on the development of ship’s weapons, Boarders Away, is a standard text. His drawings, watercolors, and oils have been featured in several major exhibitions and have been reproduced in books, magazines, and on film. William Gilkerson lives in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.





A Thousand Years of Pirates is a picture sequel to William Gilkerson's previous book on the same subject, award-winning Pirates Passage.

"From Viking times to present day, and in all the seas of the world, Pirates have made the presence known and feared." excerpt from introduction.



A Thousand Years of Pirates would make a good gift for anyone who is interested in learning all about the infamous pirates in history, it contains a treasure trove full of historical information. At times we did consider it be too educational though, reading more like a textbook than a Children's book.

In my opinion the book cover  is absolutely gorgeous and the silver gilded book edges stunning, it would look great as a coffee table book. Not only is the exterior beautiful the inside is as well with several beautiful illustrations throughout.




Giveaway

Number of winners: 2
Eligibility: Canada and US only
Prize Information:  A Thousand Years of Pirates
Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Price: $32.95 US / $35.99 CAN

MANDATORY ENTRY: Head on over to Tundrabooks.com and tell me another Tundra Books tittle you would like to read.

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Giveaway starts 12/01 and will conclude 12/08 at 11:59 pm est.


Disclosure:Undra books provided me with a free product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. Furthermore, the experiences/ opinions  posted above are that of my own, your experience with this product my vary.

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mom2anutball said...

I would choose A Big City Alphabet! Thanks!
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Stephanie said...

Bradley McGogg, the Very Fine Frog sounds cute.

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I commented on Whish Shave Crave.

tutugirl said...

Clay Man The Golem of Prague sounds pretty good.

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Anonymous said...

Medina Hill

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Leslie said...

Timmerman Was Here looks very interesting.

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Missybeez said...

I like A Big City Alphabet!


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Deedles said...

I would choose Clay Man The Golem of Prague.
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Laura said...

A big city alphabet!

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Marianna said...

Brothers by Michael Marzo

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Amber said...

A Prairie Alphabet looks really good!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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sweetsue said...

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland would be fun to read to my grandkids.
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Anonymous said...

I would choose "Clay Man: The Golem of Prague", by Irene N. Watts.

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Darcie said...

My daughter would like to read Nerd Word.
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Heather! said...

*Stories at the Door* by Jan Andrews. It's a collection of folktales from around the world. Seems it would be both educational and entertaining...edutaining! Entercational? Whatever...it would be good!


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Nickolay said...

I would also like "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland"

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Niecey said...

I like the look of the book Brothers. My kids would probably relate to that one!

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TRUN said...

I would have to say Nerd Word sounds interesting but hoping to win the Pirate book - Thanks !

Anonymous said...

I'd like to read Jacob Two-Two's First Spy Case.

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thaeter7 said...

I would like to read "Alices adventures in wonderland"
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intensev5 said...

I would also love the book Wild Animals! -- thanks for the great giveaway

Anonymous said...

I know one little man who loves all thinsg pirate related and would be over the moon to get this book. I would love to look through 'The Road To There: Mapmakers and their Stories' because I love adventures and this would be perfect for my nephew... Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

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Anne-Marie T said...

I would like to read
"Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace"

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Anonymous said...

I would buy Spirits, Fairies, and Merpeople: Native Stories of Other Worlds.

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dor said...

The Clay Man: The Golem of Prague
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I posted a comment on your Sweetly You review.

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gsm57 said...

Brothers sounds like an interesting read.

sherri419 said...

My son would love this! We live pretty close to Blackbeard's haunts so he has been interested in pirates for as long as I can remember! I also really like Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace! Thanks!

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Britt said...

Big City Alphabet...

Kym said...

A Big City Alphabet looks interesting, also the Pioneer one!

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Stephanie said...

big city alphabet! my daughter had this in school and loved it!
my boys are big pirate fans so I know theyd love to learn more.

MarionG said...

The road to there: Mapmakers and their stories is the book I would choose. polo-puppy-fluffyAThotmail *dot* com Cheers

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erma said...

I like the A Pioneer Alphabet book.
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MCKelly said...

I like the thing-thing book
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Anonymous said...

"A Big City Alphabet"!

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mim said...

i like Clay Man

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I'd like to read Word Nerd
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Renee G said...

I would love to have a copy of A Prairie Alphabet.
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Wehaf said...

I'd like to read Bird CHild.

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wombatspurple said...

Ten Lessons For Kaspar Snit.
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Barbarawr said...

Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas sounds great!

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Maja said...

a prairie alphabet

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Pamela S said...

Our family is very big on vocabulary, so I think "Word Nerd" looks interesting. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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Anne-Marie T said...

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joan ferris said...

I choose Clay Man The Golem Of Prague.
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Sahm Lee said...

The Spirits, Fairies, and Merpeople
Native Stories of Other Worlds would be really neat. Thanks for the contest!
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demmi said...

the Word Nerd book
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Valeen said...

I'm such a book hound they almost all sound good, but I'd probably pick the Nerd Word book! Thanks for a fun contest! My son would go crazy for the pirate book.

Brimful Curiosities said...

We'd also love A Prairie Alphabet By Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet. Thanks for the book giveaway. Pirates are popular here.
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Smooshy said...

i want alice's adventures in wonderland!

Happi Shopr said...

'The Road To There: Mapmakers and their Stories' looks interesting. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

susan1215 said...

Word Nerd

ky2here said...

I'll read 'Timmerman Was Here'.

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Andria said...

I like Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

naynays1 said...

I would choose Clay Man The Golem of Prague.
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Kate said...

Love the Spirits, Fairies, and Merpeople: Native Stories of Other Worlds! Thanks!

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I follow! As sixteencandles42!

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js22 said...

The link to their adult new books didn't work, so from the childrens new book page, A Prairie Alphabet looks like a great book for kids.

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Barbarawr said...

I tweeted the special tweet: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/6480002541

tina reynolds said...

I think that Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland would also be nice to have thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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kngmckellar said...

Death in the Air:
The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Second Case sounds good.

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Smart Cents Mom said...

I like the Thing-Thing book. Thanks!
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Cheryl said...

I would choose A Seaside Alphabet.
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Jinxy and Me said...

"Timmerman Was Here" looks good.

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Renee said...

I'd like to read The Ancient Ocean Blues

Gianna said...

A Prairie Alphabet :)

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