Warduff and the Pelican Pirates by Mat Head

Warduff and the Pelican Pirates

Written by Mat Head

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A swashbuckling story as penguins and pelicans fight for the fish in the sea. When the penguins are robbed of their catch by the Pelican Pirates, Warduff the cat has to come up with a very clever plan….Soon the penguins are back to sea but this time they have a special cargo on board. When the pelicans come raiding what they loot leads to their downfall while the penguins go home with a wonderful catch!


Warduff and the Pelican Pirates by Mat Head

Warduff is down at the harbour one day when he notices something amiss. The penguins have been plundered by a posse of pelican pirates and have returned from their fishing trip empty handed! Warduff must come up with a brilliant plan to outwit the pirates, or they might never eat fish again!


Hooray, Warduff is back! ... Brilliantly funny text and illustrations mean that this book will be enjoyed by older readers too. -- Clare Poole Booksellers Choice, The Bookseller

Visual jokes abound... I loved the humorous artwork -- Vanessa Lewis Booksellers

About the Author

Mat Head

Mat Head has spent the last 15 years working as an art director in advertising. He lives
in East Sussex with his partner and two young sons. He has always loved drawing, but
also spent a lot of his childhood outside kicking footballs into flowerbeds. Still a fan
of the great outdoors, Mat and his family like to escape in their camper van whenever
possible and visit beautiful, mystical places.

Warduff and the Corncob Caper was Mat’s first picture book.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

1st August 2013




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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