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Captain Jack and the Pirates

Written by Peter Bently

Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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LoveReading View on Captain Jack and the Pirates

Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016.  Oxenbury’s distinctive style is at the fore in Captain Jack and the Pirates, merging soft blacks and whites with muted colours.

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Captain Jack and the Pirates Synopsis

From the award-winning creator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Peter Bently comes this utterly delightful picture book, that sees a family day out at the beach turn into a wonderful piratical adventure! Make-believe fun, illustrated by picture book star, Helen Oxenbury, will capture the imaginations of children everywhere. This is sure to be a classic.

Captain Jack and the Pirates Press Reviews

[a] beautiful book, which can endure endless reads The Times, Saturday Review


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ISBN: 9780723269281
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780723269281
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
Author: Peter Bently
Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
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About Peter Bently

A World Book Day Author 2019 Peter Bently grew up in an army family and went to ten different schools. He studied languages at Oxford and worked as a journalist and non-fiction book editor before becoming a children's author when his own two children were very small. He is the author of more than sixty books, including The Great Dog Bottom Swap (illustrated by Mei Matsuoka); Cats Ahoy! (illustrated by Jim Field), which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize; and King Jack and the Dragon  (illustrated by Helen Oxenbury), an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. It was ...

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