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Informational (nonfiction), 1,898 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 830L
Pirates and Privateers is an informational book that describes the lives of pirates and privateers of the Caribbean. Readers will learn about the duties of the pirates' daily lives, how they dressed, and what they did for fun. Readers will also learn about several famous pirates, including Blackbeard. Detailed illustrations support the text.
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