Pirate Ships and Flags
Informational (nonfiction) 1,804 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 820L.The image of an eye-patched, peg-legged pirate with a hook for a hand and a parrot on his shoulder may be familiar to many readers. However, they may not be as familiar with the ships that pirates used to chase their victims. Pirate Ships and Flags describes various ships used by pirates during the Golden Age of piracy. The types of ships used in different regions of the world, along with the advantages of each in the practice of looting, are explained.
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