My Granny Is a Pirate (Paperback)

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By Val McDermid, Arthur Robins (Illustrator)
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The perfect story to keep you entertained whilst stuck at home and missing Granny! Who knows, when you next see her, she may have turned into a pirate . . .

My granny is a pirate!
She's 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 her fiercesome pirate 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.

About the Author

Val McDermid is the author of 22 bestselling novels, which have been translated into 30 languages, and have sold over 10 million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009. My Granny Is a Pirate is Val's first children's book. Val divides her time between Manchester and Alnmouth.

Arthur Robins is known and loved the world over for his witty and lively picture books and cartoons. He has illustrated numerous and much-loved books for Orchard, including the ever-popular Seriously Silly series, written by Laurence Anholt, and the picture book series featuring Small Knight and George which was written by Ronda Armitage. Arthur lives in Surrey, near his two grown-up daughters.

Praise For…

Highly recommended.—Guardian

Enormous fun, rollicking along with great energy.—Daily Mail

Crime writer Val McDermid has turned her hand most effectively to her first picture book.—School Librarian

Brilliantly illustrated, young pirate fans will love this rhyming tale of a swashbuckling grandmother.—Sunday Express

Arthur Robins's illustrations mix humour with an occasional touch of mild menace.—Independent on Sunday

An entertaining read for both boys and girls.—Bookbag

Aided by gloriously vivid pictures.—Primary Times

A jolly doggerel that children will love... vibrant and energetic.—Birmingham Post

Told in verse and superbly illustrated by Arthur Robins, it makes old age seem a lot of fun.—Independent on Sunday

The author's first children's book - but I hope not her last. Barrels of fun for young and old.—The Sun

Lively, jolly and colourful.—School Librarian

Full of her characteristically wicked humour. Delightfully funny characterisations. A rollicking tale full of lusty energy. * * * *—Books for Keeps

Jaunty nautical fun.—Financial Times

Infectiously readable... delightful.—Observer

Product Details
ISBN: 9781408309278
ISBN-10: 1408309270
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: July 5th, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English