Jean Laffite : the pirate who saved America
|Format:||Print Book 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies|
This biography of the infamous pirate Jean Laffite is a real-life, action-packed adventure. Since he was a young boy, Jean longed to be a pirate, and with the help of his brothers and uncle, he became one when he was just a teenager. Soon the only life he knew was on the high seas--a life full of glory, riches, disaster, and revenge. When he finally settled down in New Orleans, he managed to become a successful businessman and respected citizen, while still pirating. He even helped the United States win the War of 1812 when he alerted the U.S. government to a British plot to invade via New Orleans. With the help of Laffite and his pirates, General Andrew Jackson was able to beat back the British.Praise for Jean Laffite:"Move over, Jack Sparrow, and make way for Jean Laffite. This well-informed narrative gives readers a sense of what was happening in the world at the time as well as what it was like to be a real pirate."--School Library Journal"Cinematic illustrations by Jeff Himmelman add to the excitement. Filled with fascinating facts and dynamic pictures, Jean Laffite: The Pirate Who Saved America is sure to captivate both pirate-loving children and their parents, as well."--Jewish Book Council
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|Publisher|| New York :Abrams Books for Young Readers,2012
47 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-47) and index.
|ISBN||9780810997332 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0810997339 (hbk. : alk. paper)