THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS by Gideon Defoe (2004)
Hapless and helpful.
Honey-glazed ham connoisseur.
Who: The Pirate Captain and crew (an unnamed lot of colorful characters); young Charles Darwin; Mister Bobo; Black Bellamy; Jennifer
What: Pirate fiction; humor; adult
Where: At Sea & London
Why: The silly and often befuddled band of pirates sink a ship thinking it to be a treasure trow, only to find a scientists on board (Darwin)… Immediate repentance leads to wanting to make amends, leads to the Pirates escorting Darwin back to London to fight his enemies…
How: Footnotes add historical and scientific facts