Pirateology: A Pirate Hunter's Companion
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Pirateology: A Pirate Hunter's Companion is a book written by Dugald Steer, and designed by Nghiem Ta. It was published in 2006 by Templar Publishing in the United Kingdom, and Candlewick Press in the United States.
|Illustrator||Nghiem Ta, Ian Andrew, Anne Yvonne Gilbert, Helen Ward, G. Hunt, R. Sella, and Carole Thomann|
|Publisher||Templar Publishing (UK)|
Candlewick Press (US)
|July 11, 2006|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Pages||32 pp (first edition)|
|LC Class||G535 .S755 2006|
|Preceded by||Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin|
|Followed by||Mythology: Greek Gods, Heroes, & Monsters|
This book is composed of the remains of what the fictional privateer William Lubber left behind, mainly his journal, which tells of the chase of Arabella Drummond, the notorious female pirate, across the seven seas. Included in the book is a replica of a treasure map, leading to Arabella Drummond's buried treasure.
Daily accounts in journalEdit
- September 13, 1723: Boston, Massachusetts
- October 2, 1723: Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina
- October 25, 1723: Off Tortuga
- November 5, 1723: Port Royal, Jamaica
- March 20, 1724: Juan Fernández Island
- June 27, 1724: Isla del Coco, near Panama
- December 17, 1724: Off Canton, China
- January 8, 1725: Krakatoa, Sunda Strait
- May 22, 1725: Madagascar
- March 5, 1726: Malta
- May 31, 1726: Oak Island, Nova Scotia
- June 1, 1726: Grand Banks, Newfoundland
Awards and honorsEdit
- 2007: Children's Illustrated Honor Book, 2007 Book Sense Book of the Year Awards
In other mediaEdit
In October 2007, Codemasters announced a licensing agreement to create video games for the Wii and Nintendo DS based on Pirateology, as well as Dragonology and Wizardology. Nik Nak was to develop the Wii titles.
On January 31, 2018, Paramount Pictures announced they were in the process of developing a film franchise centred around all 13 Ology books, by setting up a writers room currently consisting of Jeff Pinkner, Michael Chabon, Lindsey Beer, Joe Robert Cole, Nicole Perlman and Christina Hodson. The vision for the franchise is the hope that each of the writers will embrace the books by working with visual artists to create treatments which will eventually evolve into seven movie scripts with interconnected stories. Paramount also announced that Akiva Goldsman will act as overseer and producer of the franchise.
- David Jenkins (2007-10-05). "Codemasters Signs Wii/DS 'Ology Book Deal". Gama Sutra.
- Leigh Alexander (2008-01-22). "Nik Nak Developing 'Ology Wii Titles For Codemasters". Gamasutra.
- Fleming Jr., Mike (January 31, 2018). "Paramount Assembles Killer Scribe Roster To Kickstart 'Ology' Franchise". Deadline. Retrieved March 18, 2021.