The Legend Of Captain Crow's Teeth by Eoin Colfer

The Legend Of Captain Crow's Teeth

Written by Eoin Colfer

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Five brothers have a lot of fun on holiday by the sea, especially with the disco to look forward to. But the excitement of going is spoilt for Will when Marty tells him the story of the cutthroat pirate Captain Crow. Will is terrified. How can he be sure that the pirate who will take his revenge on any nine year old is not another of his brother’s scary stories? Scary good fun.


The Legend Of Captain Crow's Teeth by Eoin Colfer

Will's brother Marty is always playing practical jokes. But when he tells the bloodcurdling story of the cutthroat pirate Captain Crow, Will is terrified. Is it another one of Marty's tricks, or could Captain Crow's ghost really be out to get him? This work is intended for boys and girls aged 7-9 years.


Plenty of full-on belly laughs Sunday Times The funniest book of the year. A mini-masterpiece Daily Mail

About the Author

Eoin Colfer

Both Eoin Colfer’s parents were teachers and young Eoin was taught by his dad Billy at Wexford’s Christian Brothers primary. Eoin remembers his dad’s presence in school as “witty…[he] made school fun.” Colfer junior’s first attempt at serious writing came in the sixth grade. “I wrote a play for the class about Norse Gods. Everyone died in the end except me.”

Eoin followed in his parents’ footsteps and trained to be a teacher but his writing didn't stop and his first book, Benny and Omar, appeared in 1999 and instantly achieved bestselling status in Ireland. Then in 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing.

Apart from the hugely successful Artemis Fowl series his books include The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World, And another thing.... and his most recent adventure novel W.A.R.P.: The Reluctant Assassin.

Eoin Colfer was nominated for the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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“Wildly original… and you thought fairy stories were just for kids.” - T2 (The Telegraph)

“It’s a highly original adventure story with an action-packed plot which twists and turns right to the end – a kind of William Gibson meets the Hobbit/Irish Legends. It has all the right ingredients.” Marc Lambert, Children’s Programme Director at the Edinburgh Festival

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Paperback (b Format)
112 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

4th January 2007




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