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Shortlisted for the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016, 6-8 years Category Ahoy there! Jim Lad and the Pirates Next Door return, in fully illustrated younger fiction stories.
While the Jolley-Rogers are enjoying a day at the beach, little sister Nugget toddles into a cave. When she doesn't come out again, Mum goes in to find her. And, when Mum doesn't return, Dad follows. Jim Lad is suspicious and sends Bones the dog to Dull-on-Sea to find Matilda before he too ventures in to the cave. Jim Lad soon discovers a magical haul of treasure inside the cave has bewitched his family. Will the cave's spooky inhabitant, a sinister sea witch, keep them prisoner forever, or can Matilda and Bones come to the Jolley-Rogers' rescue?
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title, The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon. You can read their reviews below.
The Pirates Next Door won the 2012 Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the children's category in the Specsavers National Book Awards.
|Publication date:||1st April 2015|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors Jonny spent his childhood in the wet and windy hills of North Wales, exploring forests, riding his bike for miles and miles, scrumping apples and building tree-houses. When he wasn’t outside he was drawing and busily creating worlds, sprawled across his bedroom floor, with paper everywhere.When he realised he had to grow up and get a job, he went to college to study illustration and then got himself a proper job on a pirate ship. He spent a year climbing up and down rigging before jumping ship in Dublin ...More About Jonny Duddle