A Very Pirate Christmas by Timothy Knapman
  

Synopsis

A Very Pirate Christmas by Timothy Knapman

A crew of scurvy pirates were lurking in the dark, savage as the stormy sea and greedy as a shark. They climbed aboard that flying sleigh and did a dreadful thing...They tied poor Father Christmas up with gift wrap and with string! . From the genius collaboration of Timothy Knapman, author of Dinosaurs in the Supermarket and Russell Ayto, illustrator of Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs comes this delightful, twisted Christmas tale that sees Father Christmas being captured by scurrilous robot pirates. The pirates then set about stealing the sleigh, pilfering the presents and generally ruining the holiday. What sort of Christmas morning is in store? Can anyone thwart the pirate Santa and rescue the real Father Christmas? Timothy Knapman's funny, rhyming text is paired brilliantly with Russell Ayto's distinctive, atmospheric artwork. A rollicking, laugh-out-loud festive picture book that combines robots and pirates and Christmas into one fun and funny tale. A great read for anyone who loves the Captain Flinn books by Giles Andreae. Perfect for children aged 3+. Timothy Knapman is both writer and playwright and was cast adrift on a boat made of books when he was very small, but made his way to Surrey where he now lives. He is the author of Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates and Mungo and the Dinosaur Island as well as the smash hit Dinosaurs in the Supermarket. Russell Ayto has won many major awards, among them The Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award and The Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and he has been nominated twice for the illustrious Kate Greenaway Medal.

Reviews

An anarchic Christmas story that is all but certain to delight.

About the Author

Timothy Knapman

Timothy Knapman is a children’s writer, lyricist and playwright. His children’s books have been translated into twelve languages and include Soon, illustrated by Patrick Benson, Time Now To Dream, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes, illustrated by Nikki Dyson, and the bestselling Mungo and the Picture Book Pirate series. His titles have often been featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. He lives in Weybridge, Surrey. Read more about the author here.

Photo credit: Robin Farquhar-Thomson

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Timothy Knapman
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Author's Website

www.timothyknapman.co.uk/

Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

9th October 2014

ISBN

9781405265041


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