The Buccaneering Book of Pirates by Saviour Pirotta

The Buccaneering Book of Pirates

Written by Saviour Pirotta
Illustrated by M. P. Robertson

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A book of two parts this will delight all those who love the bloodthirsty excitement of pirates and their derring–do on the high seas as they sail away on their never ending quest for gold. Seven bristling and bustling stories re-tell stories of famous pirates such as Long John Silver as well as stories of a pirate queen and a corsair captain. In addition, there is a giant fold-out pirate that will shiver the timbers of even the hardiest pirate lover when it is hung on a bedroom wall!


The Buccaneering Book of Pirates by Saviour Pirotta

Ahoy there! Get ready to hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail for the seven seas with six swashbuckling adventure stories. Go on daring raids, follow treasure maps and fill your pockets with stolen loot - but beware the black spot or you may end up as food for the fishes in Davy Jones' locker!

Contains your very own giant fold-out pirate who is taller than you are! Hang him on your wall, if you dare, and then lift the flaps to find the smuggled treasures.

The Buccaneering Book of Pirates contains six swashbuckling pirate stories
Treasure Island
The Corsair Captain
The Captain's Secret
Davy Jones' Locker
The Pirate Queen
A Royal Pardon

About the Author

Saviour Pirotta

Saviour Pirotta is the best-selling author of over 100 children's books. Based in the UK, his work ranges from novelty titles for toddlers to short novels and collections of fairy tales.

Born on the small island of Malta, his parents named him after Jesus the Saviour. He has a brother called Joseph and two aunts called Mary. His father was a carpenter. With such a name, people expected him to grow up liking Bible stories but, influenced by his granny, Saviour preferred pirate and ghost stories, especially the gruesome kind that keep you awake at night.

Saviour grew up speaking three languages, English, Maltese and Italian. The official language at school, however, was English and this is where he discovered the works of Rosemary Sutcliff and C. S. Lewis, which were to remain a big influence on him for the rest of his life. He also liked fantasy films with lots of special effects, especially 'Jason and the Argonauts' and 'The Thief of Baghdad'.

As a child he used to write poems, stories and plays which he performed with friends under a huge mulberry tree in a field. He sold his first work to a local radio station for five pounds and in 1982, he moved to England with the hope of becoming a professional writer.

His first job in the UK was adapting and directing a play based on a Maltese folk tale. Needless to say, it featured pirates. After that he spent eight years working as a storyteller for the Commonwealth Institute in London, visiting schools and libraries around Britain. His first book, Let the Shadows Fly, was published in 1986. Since then he has established himself as a versatile writer with many bestsellers to his record. He writes in English but his work has been translated into 28 languages to date.

Saviour is now a British citizen and lives in the World Heritage Site of Saltaire in Yorkshire.

(Author photo and biography taken from the author's website. Click here to visit it and see more of his work).

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

3rd October 2013




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