In Pirates: Dead Men's Tales, we explore pirates throughout history and across the globe. We come face-to-face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas. Included are the notorious Blackbeard, who terrorised the Caribbean and the Atlantic seaboard of America until he met his end in a dramatic shoot-out; and Captain Kidd, who might be the unluckiest pirate of all time, and whose legendary treasure is still sought after. Lavish hand-drawn illustrations bring the real life stories of legendary pirate-rogues to life. With in-depth pirate profiles and highly visual maps and explore all the incredible details of life as a pirate on the high seas.
Anne Rooney writes non-fiction for children and adults, and fiction for children. She has written more than 100 non-fiction books, many of them on topics in science and technology. She has also taught at the Universities of Cambridge and York, and has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow and Lector. Joe Wilson is an illustrator based in the UK specialising in highly detailed, hand-drawn illustrations and print. Working with a combination of pencil, ink and digital colour, Joe's work takes form as a hybrid of the traditional and contemporary. His work has featured in campaigns for adidas, Johnnie Walker, Hilfiger Denim, GQ magazine and many more.