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THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS by Gideon Defoe (2004)

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BEYOND BLACKBEARD

Hapless and helpful.

Honey-glazed ham connoisseur.

Ironic pirates.

 

Nitty Gritty:

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

When: 1837

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