Manual para piratas

Editorial Flamboyant. (Manual para...). Feb. 2024. 64p. Tr $21.50. ISBN 9788410090002. SP.
Gr 3-6–Mena presents a rollicking manual for anyone who has ever wanted to be a pirate. The book doesn’t encourage readers to be the kind of pirate that raids ships, plunders ports, or jumps into life-and-death situations. All a pirate has to do is have a hunger for adventure, a first-class crew, and know how to navigate a treasure map. This manual not only defines and describes the life of a pirate but also shares facts about historical pirates. Kids can use this trusty manual to learn about the parts of a ship, how to read a treasure map, and most importantly, how to be the fiercest pirate of them all. The pirates are depicted as animals in bright colors and silly poses, adding levity to the work. An imaginative and creative take on the nonfiction format, this heavily illustrated book will have readers reaching for the nearest eyepatch. This fun title is great for older elementary students who want to learn about rip-roaring adventures of the past and present. The final pages include mentions of female pirates and feature short profiles of other historical privateers. Readers will learn about history without even noticing how much fun it really is!
VERDICT The lack of back matter makes this more fitting for perusing rather than reports, but the entertaining package and perennial topic make this a great choice for Spanish-language nonfiction shelves.

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