Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke

Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl

Written by Cornelia Funke
Illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek

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Molly Rogers is one tough little girl. Kidnapped by pirates she stands up to Captain Firebeard and refuses to tell him her parents’ names, even when the pirates set her to work cleaning and scrubbing their boat (and boots). But instead of laughing they should have listened to her when she warned them about not making her mum angry, and the tables are thoroughly turned by the end. This jolly story of girl-pirate power will have everyone laughing, the text is full of gusto and bravado, great fun for reading aloud, and the scribbly illustrations are brim-full of life and detail. Oooh-arrrrs all round! ~ Andrea Reece


Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke

Ferocious Captain Firebeard and the crew of the Horrible Haddock rule the high seas. But the dastardly pirates meet their match when they kidnap a small, feisty girl called Molly as she sails to visit her granny. But Molly refuses to cower in fear. She knows something the pirates don't - the real pirate to fear is none other than Molly's own mum, and she won't be pleased to find her daughter kidnapped! International bestseller Cornelia Funke and rising picture book star Kasia Matyjaszek join forces in this laugh-out-loud swashbuckling adventure that celebrates empowered girls everywhere.

About the Author

Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inkheart trilogy, The Thief Lord and a whole host of popular children’s novels and picture books.

Born in 1958 in the German town of Dorsten, Cornelia initially worked as an illustrator but soon began writing her own stories, quickly establishing a reputation as one of Germany’s best-loved children’s authors.

Her international breakthrough came with the fantasy novel Dragon Rider, which spent 78 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Success continued with the publication of The Thief Lord, which immediately climbed to the #2 spot on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 19 weeks, selling 1.5 million copies.

Inkheart the movie, starring Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren and Paul Bettany, was released in 2008.

Reckless marked the start of Funke’s exciting new Mirrorworld series, and was followed by Fearless.

Cornelia Funke now lives in California and is working on several new books.

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32 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th September 2017




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