Yo-ho-ho! Join our terror on the high seas as stories of famous pirates from around the world are retold in this fast-moving series for kids in grades 3 through 6; each book includes an analysis page in each chapter that helps the kids understand what is real and what might have been fictionalized over time; Each book provides a concluding chapter that recounts for the kids whether the pirate is more legend or mostly truth.
Henry Every did something no other pirate has done. He quit while he was ahead. After seizing a fortune worth more than he'd make in many lifetimes, he disappeared. So much of his life has become a legend that it's hard to know what is fact and what is fiction. But for the man they called Long Ben, even the facts read like fiction.
This book correlates well to common core standards that ask students to read stories and literature, as well as more complex texts that provide facts and background knowledge in areas such as science and social studies. Students will be challenged and asked questions that push them to refer back to what they've read. This stresses critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life.