Piratology: The Pirate Hunter’s Companion is a fun book for children from the publishers of the popular Dragonology, Egyptology and Wizardology series. And, it’s on clearance right now at Amazon. In this fun, illustrated volume, kids can learn about useful stuff like ocean navigation and sailor’s knots as well as pirate weapons, battle tactics and the Jolly Roger.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 classic Treasure Island is responsible for much of the imagery and language that comes to mind when we today think of romanticized piracy.
J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan gave us Captain Hook, and humorist Dave Barry recently leapt into the fray with a prequel series (Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon).