Andypedia

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Author: Terry Denton,Andy Griffiths

Publisher: Momentum

ISBN: 1743340087

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 275

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It's an encyclopedia ... all about Andy! The Andypedia is a complete guide to every book, every story and every character in the world of Andy Griffiths' books. It's also a complete guide to everything you ever wanted to know about Andy himself – including the answers to questions people are always asking him, like "How old were you when you started writing?" and "How many books have you actually written?" and "Where do you get your ideas from?" and "Did all that stuff really happen to you?" and "Was Danny Pickett really your best friend?" and "Were you really in love with Lisa Mackney?" and "Did your bum really grow arms and legs and run away?"

The Golden Age of Piracy

The Truth Behind Pirate Myths

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Author: Benerson Little

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510713042

Category: History

Page: 388

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For thousands of years, pirates have terrorized the ocean voyager and the coastal inhabitant, plundered ship and shore, and wrought havoc on the lives and livelihoods of rich and poor alike. Around these desperate men has grown a body of myths and legends—fascinating tales that today strongly influence our notions of pirates and piracy. Most of these myths derive from the pirates of the “Golden Age,” from roughly 1655 to 1725. This was the age of the Spanish Main, of Henry Morgan and Blackbeard, of Bartholomew Sharp and Bartholomew Roberts. The history of pirate myth is rich in action, at sea and ashore. However, the truth is far more interesting. In The Golden Age of Piracy, expert pirate historian Benerson Little debunks more than a dozen pirate myths that derive from this era—from the flying of the Jolly Roger to the burying of treasure, from walking the plank to the staging of epic sea battles—and shows that the truth is far more fascinating and disturbing than the romanticized legends. Among Little’s revelations are that pirates of the Golden Age never made their captives walk the plank and that they, instead, were subject to horrendous torture, such as being burned or hung by their arms. Likewise, epic sea battles involving pirates were fairly rare because most prey surrendered immediately. The stories are real and are drawn heavily from primary sources. Complementing them are colorful images of flags, ships, and buccaneers based on eyewitness accounts. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Metal Detecting

The Ultimate Beginner?s Guide to Uncovering History, Adventure, and Treasure

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Author: Mark Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510711759

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 288

View: 9771

Enthusiastic, thorough, and everything you need to know about discovering buried treasure! There is an incredible amount of treasure buried right under our feet, but most people don’t even know this huge amount of untold wealth exists. Imagine how it must feel to uncover large caches of silver and gold coins or long-lost jewelry packed with shimmering, precious stones. These are not some made-up fairy tales—there are people who, at this very moment, are finding these treasures. Veteran metal detector and treasure hunter Mark Smith takes you under his wing and demystifies treasure hunting in Metal Detecting by revealing his most closely guarded secrets and sharing personal stories of success. These valuable lessons and truly amazing treasure hunting stories will make you wonder why you aren’t out there with a metal detector right now! Metal Detecting cuts right through the technical jargon and spells everything out with full-color illustrations and easy-to-understand terms, making this book simple to follow, regardless of your prior treasure-hunting experience. Novices and seasoned veterans will both find plenty of helpful information buried in the pages of this book—from choosing your first metal detector to finding locations loaded with unlimited treasure possibilities, and everything in between. Mark shows you how to get out there and claim your own share of treasure, be it gold, silver, meteorites, old coins, jewelry, or relics. What are you waiting for? Grab a copy today and start uncovering history, adventure, and treasure!

The Treasure of Stephens Point Lighthouse

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Author: Sue B. Crews

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469100908

Category: Fiction

Page: 153

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Due to menacing circumstances at home, Charlie Stephens accepts the position of summer camp counselor at the Seaview Harbor Aquarium. Visiting Stephens Point Lighthouse museum near the aquarium, Charlies new friend, Darren, introduces Charlie to the journal of McFarland Ross. McFarlands journal reveals a 250-year-old mystery involving marauding pirates, buried treasure, secret caves, and family histories. Meanwhile, the problems from home have followed Charlie to Seaview Harbor. Strange things start happening at the aquarium. Charlie and Darren recruit Alexandria and Emily to help them track down the culprits and to possibly uncover the lost treasure of Stephens Point Lighthouse.

The Uncle Duncle Chronicles

Escape from Treasure Island

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Author: Darren Krill

Publisher: Lobster Press

ISBN: 9781897073315

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 335

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This exhilarating adventure introduces young readers to Robert Lewis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island.

The House of the Four Winds

Book One of One Dozen Daughters

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Author: Mercedes Lackey,James Mallory

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466824204

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Mercedes Lackey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Valdemar series and romantic fantasies like Beauty and the Werewolf and The Fairy Godmother. James Mallory and Lackey have collaborated on six novels. Now these New York Times and USA Today bestselling collaborators bring romance to the fore with The House of the Four Winds. The rulers of tiny, impoverished Swansgaard have twelve daughters and one son. While the prince's future is assured, his twelve sisters must find their own fortunes. Disguising herself as Clarence, a sailor, Princess Clarice intends to work her way to the New World. When the crew rebels, Clarice/Clarence, an expert with rapier and dagger, sides with the handsome navigator, Dominick, and kills the cruel captain. Dominick leads the now-outlawed crew in search of treasure in the secret pirate haven known as The House of Four Winds. They encounter the sorceress Shamal, who claims Dominick for her own--but Clarice has fallen hard for Dominick and won't give him up without a fight. Full of swashbuckling adventure, buoyant magic, and irrepressible charm, The House of the Four Winds is a lighthearted fantasy romp by a pair of bestselling writers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Seizure

A Virals Novel

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Author: Kathy Reichs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101547979

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

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Lost treasure. Perilous adventures. Deadly foes. Tory and her friends are just starting to get a handle on their super-heightened wolf-like capabilities—contracted during a medical experiment gone horribly wrong—when they find out funding is being pulled from the institute where their parents work. The pack now faces its greatest fear—separation. So when Tory stumbles across ancient lore hinting at a lost pirate treasure, the Virals devise a risky plan that pits them against fiendish traps, headless corpses, and deep underground tunnels. But they're not the only ones looking, and the competition could be lethal. They'll need to work as one mystery-solving canine force if they to hope to uncover the lost fortune, save the institute, and stick together!

Untouched by Man

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Author: Laura Leone

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587152916

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Shady O'Grady's only passion is the search for galleon that sank off Key West three hundred years ago. Clowance Masteron has everything but passion. When she goes to Key West to retrieve her adventurous grandfather from Shady O'Grady's clutches, she finds out what she's been missing all these years.

Sea Fever

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Author: Robert F. Marx

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Treasure troves

Page: 250

View: 1929

The Blood of Alexander

A Novel

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Author: Tom Wilde

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466800550

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5573

A modern Indiana Jones steals a relic of Alexander the Great in Blood of Alexander, the thrilling debut from Tom Wilde. Jonathan Blake makes a living stealing antiquities—stealing them back, that is. A field agent for the Argo Foundation, a company that makes it their business to preserve humanity's history by liberating stolen artifacts from thieves and looters, Blake is used to dangerous assignments. But when he is forced by the US government into a deadly mission involving a missing Napoleonic standard, he finds himself in over his head. Blake is pitted against Vanya, the head of a fanatical cult, who seeks a gilded bronze eagle that holds a vital clue to the lost tomb of Alexander the Great. From ancient ruins in Afghanistan to the catacombs of Paris to a chateau high in the French Alps, Blake must unravel the secret truth of the final fate of Napoleon Bonaparte, the murder of Percy Bysshe Shelly, and the hidden remains of Alexander. And he must do it before Vanya's apocalyptic plans for humanity come to their deadly fruition. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.