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JOHN RYAN was born in Edinburgh and spent his early childhood in the UK and Morocco before moving back to England, where he worked for seven years as Assistant Art Master of Harrow School. Captain Pugwash first set sail over 50 years ago as a strip cartoon. Since then he has featured in books, films and theatres all over the world. Before his death in 2009 aged 88, John lived in Rye, Sussex, the home of smugglers in years gone by, with his wife Priscilla, who is also an artist. He has three children and a regular crew of grandchildren.
Frances Lincoln are delighted to present paperback editions of this classic picture book series. There's nothing more likely to prompt our portly hero into action than the prospect of treasure. So when the valiant cabin boy Tom espies a mound of yellow stuff aboard a nearby ship, the Captain sets off in hot pursuit. Unfortunately, his villainous arch-enemy, the horrible Cut-throat Jake, is not far away. Will the Captain be trapped by Jake's dastardly plan? Or will Tom, the wisest little cabin boy on the Seven Seas, have a plan of his own...?
The return of this wonderful piratical romp sees Captain Pugwash and his resourceful cabin boy Tom outwit the British Navy! Relaxing on a beach in the Pacific, the Captain and his crew learn that the Admiral of the British Navy is on a mission to capture him and bring him back alive! When a ship sails into the bay, the Captain and his crew hide. Luckily, Tom is braver and more resourceful. Soon he has identified the ship and found a way to ensure that its owner – Pugwash’s arch-enemy Cut-Throat Jake – ends up being arrested instead. The additional audio book brings the book alive with the addition of music and sound effects of the pirates’ life at sea.