Pirates and Peril by Terry Deary


Pirates and Peril by Terry Deary

Includes:The Pirate Queen: Catherine's mother is the terrifying pirate Grace O'Malley. Grace's ship is captured by Elizabeth I's men. What happens when the Queen of the Pirates meets the Queen of England? The Pirate Lord: A cabin boy tells his tales of danger, courage and companionship, stealing Spanish gold on board Sir Francis Drake's ship, the Golden Hind. The Pirate Prisoner: Red-legs, a pirate turned plantation owner, is arrested for past crimes. Can a slave girl defend him in court, and win her own freedom too? The Pirate Captain: Captain Fly thinks he's the meanest pirate to sail the seven seas. Can his prisoners trick the cruel captain and escape his ship?

About the Author

Terry Deary

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors Terry Deary is the author of 249 fiction and non-fiction books published in 36 years and is one of the most successful children’s authors of all time. His Horrible Histories series has sold over 6 million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 40 languages, as well as being adapted into a BAFTA award-winning television series for CBBC. Terry was also voted The Outstanding Non-Fiction Author of the 20th Century (Books for Keeps). He has now turned his attentions to adult fiction and non-fiction and more television and stage work.

He is married to Jenny and they have a daughter Sara who recently had twins, Terry's first grandchildren. He lives in Durham.

Q+A with Terry Deary

Favourite Hero: Guy Fawkes

Favourite Monster: The Chimera

Your weapon of choice: Machine Gun

Special Secret Power: Invisibility

Favourite Fight scene: Gladiators

Goodie or baddie: Baddie

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240 pages


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Publication date

1st October 2013



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