Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is a junior novelization of the film of the same name. It was published on June 1, 2006 by Disney Press, and was written by Irene Tremble. The book contains eight pages of full-color stills from the film.
Calling all young pirates! Jack Sparrow and his friends are back and ready for another adventure. But this time, it looks like they might be in over their heads. In The Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Early Reader, aspiring pirates will get a chance to re-live the action and see stills from the movie.
Differences between the film and the book
- The book begins with Jack Sparrow's escape from the Turkish Prison, before following Lord Cutler Beckett's arrival at Port Royal and Jack's encounter with Bootstrap Bill Turner—the latter taking place not below decks onboard the Black Pearl, but in Jack's cabin. The DVD commentary indicates this was the timeline used in early versions of the script.
- Beckett uses his newly appointed powers by the Royal Commission for Antilles Trade and Protection to arrest Will Turner.
- Scarlett slaps Will at Tortuga instead of Giselle, who is absent from the novel.
- When the Flying Dutchman rises from the sea in front of the scuttled ship Will Turner attempts to hide behind one of the ship's cannons.
- Will Turner and Davy Jones play Liar's Dice two times, not one like in the film. In the first game Will beats Jones, winning his father's freedom but in the second game Bootstrap joins the game and deliberately looses like in the film.
- After the destruction of the Edinburgh Trader Will Turner hides on the stern of the Flying Dutchman, not beneath the figurehead like in the film.