Pirates Ahoy! by Sophie Smiley

Pirates Ahoy!

Written by Sophie Smiley
Part of the Bobby/Charlton Series

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Action-packed adventure propels this short and easy to read book forward at pace and will be hugely satisfying to emerging readers. Charlie is football mad, as is most of his family. But when his brother Bobby develops a passion for pirates he is lost to kick-ups in favour of digging for treasure. Bobby’s passion also leads to a terrifying adventure and Charlie fears he’ll lose him forever.


Pirates Ahoy! by Sophie Smiley

Charlie's football-mad family swap goalposts for the seaside, and her brother's on a quest for a pirate adventure. It's all hands on deck as cannonballs fly and damsels in distress are rescued. But will Bobby ever find his hidden treasure? And will Charlie ever win him back to the football pitch?


Action-packed adventure propels this short and easy to read book forward at a pace that will be hugely satisfying to emerging readers. Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids Splendid but modest short books... The stories are directly and pointedly aimed at their own audience and skilfully balance between simplicity and the avoidance of condescension... Highly recommended for lots of reasons. The School Librarian (Summer 2009) Smiley's style is warm and true to life, and should gain her plenty of fans. Books for Keeps

About the Author

Sophie Smiley

Sophie Smiley was born in a Dominican monastery near Cambridge - she says she had a very happy childhood surrounded by Fra Angelicos and Ethopian priests! She now teaches English and is also a staff member of Forest School Camps, working with both the able and those with learning difficulties. She is married, and has two sons. They all live in Cambridge.

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Book Info


80 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

5th March 2009




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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