Blackbeard and the Monster of the Deep Band 11 Lime/Band 12 Copper by Ciaran Murtagh


Blackbeard and the Monster of the Deep Band 11 Lime/Band 12 Copper by Ciaran Murtagh

Follow cabin boy Bill on his journey to becoming a pirate as he and Blackbeard battle a terrifying sea monster. This adventure story is wonderfully written by Ciaran Murtagh and illustrated by Nathan Aardvark. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An adventure story * Curriculum links:

About the Author

Ciaran Murtagh

Ciaran Murtagh is a writer and actor. His new book Genie in a Trap is out now.

He also writes TV shows and has recently been involved with scripting Shaun the Sheep, Dennis and Gnasher, The Slammer, The Legend of Dick and Dom, Scoop, Hotel Trubble, Casper's Scare School, The 4 o'clock Club and Diddy Movies.

He is an unapologetic fan of the music of a-ha and still sucks his thumb.
It is unclear which of these two facts is more embarrassing to his friends and family. Find out more at

Author photo © Steve Ullathorne

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

6th January 2014



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