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Violet and the Mean and Rotten Pirates

Press: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (June 16, 2003)
Author Name:Hamilton, Richard


When the mean and rotten pirates raid a ship they get more than they expect in the form of treasure when they find an abandoned baby girl. 
Violet, Vile for short, soon becomes the apple of every hardened pirate's eye and life on the oceans becomes a lot more interesting for the crew of the Sleek Sally.
The Pirates have to teach her all sorts of pirating tricks, but she has a few things of her own to teach this world weary crew.
A lovely, funny and very lively story that will grip young readers attention from start to finish.

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A gaggle of pirates board a ship but instead of finding treasure, they find a small girl.
Her name is Violet--Vile for short--and soon she is winning their hearts and mastering their trade, scooting up the rigging and spying hidden treasure.
But the pirate captain cannot stand the sight of blood (he can hardly bring himself to say the word), and the treasure biz isn't always profitable.
The pirates put into port, clean themselves up, and while having a very large cream tea (tea figures mightily in the narrative) are inspired to begin a pirate circus--with Violet's rigging skills turned to the trapeze.
The squiggly line drawings, equally lighthearted, nicely break up the text, which is just the right mix of funny and silly.
GraceAnne DeCandidoCopyright © American Library Association.
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About the Author

Richard Hamilton lives in London with his wife and two daughters. 
This is Richard's first novel for Bloomsbury although he is the author of our forthcoming picture books POLLY'S PICNIC and IF I WERE YOU.


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  •     My daughter LOVED this book when she was 6-8 and still pulls it out now and then to giggle over it. It was one of the first books she read all the way through to herself; the gentle humor and individualized characters of the pirates kept her interest and made her feel like part of the story.


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