Pirates 'n' Pistols by Chris Mould

Pirates 'n' Pistols

Written by Chris Mould

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A fabulous swash buckling collection of ten pirate tales full of the requisite adventure, daring, knavery and bloodshed. Chris Mould’s illustrations cleverly capture all the romance and menace of the pirate world as they match stories he has written himself as well as adapted excerpts from classic pirate tales such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.


Pirates 'n' Pistols by Chris Mould

Following on from the fabulous Dust 'n' Bones and Fangs 'n' Fire, comes Pirates 'n' Pistols - ten swashbuckling pirate tales. Come face-to-face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas in these stories about pirates from all around the world. Stories include: Davy Jones, Treasure Island, The Tenth Man, The Gold Bug, Dead Man's Ink, Dionysus, Cross-legged Jack, Mochimitsu's Music, Jewel of Bengal and Ghost in the Cupboard.

Read more about Chris Mould at www.chrismouldink.com


Praise for Dust 'n Bones and Fangs 'n' Fire:

The art of storytelling pervades this textures tapestry of tales with a twist -- The Bookseller

A great primer of ghost stories for older children and younger teens. -- The Bookbag

Brilliantly written and illustrated with cool and colourful drawings. -- CBBC Newsround

Entertaining and commendably presented anthology of short tales of seafaring, treasure hunting, and their consequences. -- Bookbag

Every few years, a book comes along which is an absolute stand-out in its genre and this just such a one. A wonderfully varied collection of self penned and traditional sea stories. Beautifully written, beautifully illustrated and beautifully produced, this is a book to read and escape to other worlds, with illustrations to pore over and to treasure. A wonderful book - don't miss it. -- School Librarian

About the Author

Chris Mould

Chris Mould went to art school at the age of 16 straight from school. During this time, he did various jobs from delivering papers to washing up and cooking in a kitchen. He realised quite soon that he wanted to illustrate as a full time career and that proved a good choice! He has won the Nottingham Children's Book Award and been commended for the Sheffield. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have on his shelf as a boy. He is married with two children and lives in Yorkshire.

Find Chris Mould on instagram https://www.instagram.com/mattzhaig/

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96 pages


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

2nd August 2012




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