Press: Hodder & Stoughton (March 1, 2012)
Author Name:McDermid, Val
Hugely successful, internationally bestselling and multi-award-winning author Val McDermid writes her first picture book for children.My granny was a pirate! She sailed the seven seas.
She captured many pirate ships But was always home for tea.
When a family secret about Granny is revealed, we discover all about Pirate Granny's fiercesome reputation and her swashbuckling ways - from making other rogueish pirates walk the plank to singing sea shanties to her dog Jolly Roger.
Look again at your granny...could she be a pirate too? A must-have book for all pirate fans.
A true tale of adventure upon the high seas - a perfect book for boys Val McDermid has sold over ten million books and has a wide international fan base Arthur Robins's brilliant and hilarious illustrations match the vibrant verse perfectly
A jolly doggerel that children will love...
vibrant and energetic.―Birmingham PostTold in verse and superbly illustrated by Arthur Robins, it makes old age seem a lot of fun.―Independent on SundayLively, jolly and colourful.―School LibrarianJaunty nautical fun.―Financial TimesInfectiously readable...
delightful.―ObserverHighly recommended.―GuardianFull of her characteristically wicked humour.
Delightfully funny characterisations.
A rollicking tale full of lusty energy.
* * * *―Books for KeepsEnormous fun, rollicking along with great energy.―Daily MailBrilliantly illustrated, young pirate fans will love this rhyming tale of a swashbuckling grandmother.―Sunday ExpressArthur Robins's illustrations mix humour with an occasional touch of mild menace.―Independent on SundayAn entertaining read for both boys and girls.―BookbagAided by gloriously vivid pictures.―Primary Times
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Val McDermid is the author of 22 bestselling novels, which have been translated into 30 languages.
They include Fever of the Bone and A Place of Execution, and her Tony Hill books are the basis for the television series Wire in the Blood.
She has won such awards as the CWA Gold Dagger, the L.A.
Times Book of the Year, and the Lambda Literary Awards Pioneer Award.
This is her first children's book.
Arthur Robins has illustrated numerous children's books, including What's Happening to Me? and Where Did I Come From?
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