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Real World of Pirates


Real World of Pirates book covers

One of the best things about writing a book (besides the worldwide celebrity it brings) is seeing the artwork and covers for the first time. When you’re writing a book or an article or anything really, you only see it as a plain old boring word processing document. There’s no colour, no images to make your words come alive and no cover with your name emblazoned in huge flashing letters (okay, so you don’t get that anyway, but a writer can dream.)

Last week, my editor at Capstone Press sent me the covers for my upcoming books in the series The Real World of Pirates (that’s them at the top of this post.) I also had a look at all the interior art work, layout, etc and I have to say that I’m very happy with how it’s looking and I’m very excited to see the real papery version.

With a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie out this summer and recent rumours that pirates are the new wizards in kids publishing, I’m confident that these pirate books will be a big hit with readers across North America.

The books come out this fall and will be sold directly to schools, so if you’re a teacher or school librarian make sure you add them to your school’s piratey book collection!

Follow these links to see larger versions of each cover with their back page descriptions:

Pirate Gear: Cannons, Swords and the Jolly Roger
Pirate Treasure: Stolen Riches
Pirate Ships: Sailing the High Seas
The Pirate Code: Life of a Pirate

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