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.Captain William Kidd has a reputation of being one of the most ruthless and bloody pirates to ever to roam the Seven Seas. Was he really a nasty pirate captain? Was he even a pirate? Kidd was a respected citizen in New York in the early seventeenth century. He was a businessman and a family man. He had a license from the King of England to hunt pirates. Does that mean he was a pirate himself? Join us for the true tale of the life of Captain William Kidd. Filled with ship battles and pirate crews, frustration and mutiny, injustice and cruel judges, it is a story with a tragic ending. Come, discover the real Captain Kidd!These books correlate 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.