Reader Reviewed Jolley-Rodgers Cave of Doom by Jonny Duddle
  

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Shortlisted for the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016, 6-8 years Category Ahoy there! Jim Lad and the Pirates Next Door return, in fully illustrated younger fiction stories.

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title, The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon.  You can read their reviews below.

  • Toby, age 7 - 'It was a very adventurous book. It was a story about a girl called Matilda and a boy called Jimlad who had to save the day. An exciting, funny and daring story.' Read full review >
  • Robyn, age 5 and Tracey Chorley - 'I thought it was a fun book to read to my daughter and I can well imagine her reading it again to herself as she grows into a more independent reader.' Read full review >
  • Matthew Wilson, age 6 - 'Don't panic everyone! It's pirates. I like the way my Dad does all the voices. This is the best pirate story ever. The pictures are awesome. I give it 5 stars.' Read full review >
  • Brodie Greenslade, age 8 - 'The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon is exciting and funny - I can't wait to read the next one!' Read full review >
  • Erica Motoc, age 8 - 'This book is about pirate thieves who steal from a beach museum every full moon.' Read full review >
  • Lily Benner, age 9 - 'A fun and entertaining tale for anyone who likes ghosts, pirates and a ‘Jolley’ good laugh.' Read full review >
  • Alex Franks, age 8 - 'I loved this exciting story which was also a bit scary.  Jim Lad was a brave boy who fought the pirates to save the treasures for Dull-on-Sea.' Read full review >
  • George Johnson, age 7 - 'I loved this book!  It was funny, exciting and I didn't want to put it down.' Read full review >
  • Jemima Foyster, age 5 - 'There is a problem in Dull-on-Sea.  Pirates are going everywhere trying to get everything.  Matilda wants to help so she sends a message in a bottle to her best friend Jim Lad, a pirate.' Read full review >
  • Isabel, age 6 - 'I really liked this book and I can't wait to read more.' Read full review >
  • Isaac & Alice East, age 7 & 9 - 'The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon is a book that is hard to read at first because there is a lot of pirate language. It is an exciting adventure book which I am sure you will really love.' Read full review >
  • Alexander Bisland, age 8 - 'I enjoyed this book a lot...I give it 10/10!' Read full review >

Synopsis

Jolley-Rodgers Cave of Doom by Jonny Duddle

While the Jolley-Rogers are enjoying a day at the beach, little sister Nugget toddles into a cave. When she doesn't come out again, Mum goes in to find her. And, when Mum doesn't return, Dad follows. Jim Lad is suspicious and sends Bones the dog to Dull-on-Sea to find Matilda before he too ventures in to the cave. Jim Lad soon discovers a magical haul of treasure inside the cave has bewitched his family. Will the cave's spooky inhabitant, a sinister sea witch, keep them prisoner forever, or can Matilda and Bones come to the Jolley-Rogers' rescue?

Reviews

The Pirates Next Door won the 2012 Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the children's category in the Specsavers National Book Awards.

About the Author

Jonny Duddle

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors Jonny spent his childhood in the wet and windy hills of North Wales, exploring forests, riding his bike for miles and miles, scrumping apples and building tree-houses. When he wasn’t outside he was drawing and busily creating worlds, sprawled across his bedroom floor, with paper everywhere.

Jonny eventually ended up designing characters for computer games. Whilst working as a freelance games artist, he wrote a picture book about a sea monster called ‘The Pirate Cruncher’ and did all the pictures too, which was published by Templar in 2009. Then he helped design the characters for Aardman’s stop-motion movie ‘The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!’.

Nowadays, Jonny has returned to the wet and windy hills of North Wales. He spends most of his time drawing and busily creating worlds, sprawled across his studio floor, with paper everywhere. When he’s not drawing, he likes exploring forests, riding his bike for miles and miles, scrumping apples, fixing old cars and building garden sheds.

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Format

Paperback
160 pages

Author

Jonny Duddle
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st April 2015

ISBN

9781848772410

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