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In a nutshell: rhyming pirate fun just right for newly independent readers | Children ready to move from picture books to chapter books will love the antics of junior pirate Swashbuckle Lil. There are two breath-taking adventures in this book delivered in irresistible rhyme, and illustrated with buccaneering brio on every page by Laura Ellen Anderson. Once again Lil and her parrot – named Carrot – come up against her arch enemy Stinkbeard, first on a school trip to the museum then at a friend’s party. Parents may feel that her battles with Stinkbeard are all in Lil’s head, but young readers will absolutely understand ‘That Lil was a pirate, a fearless young pirate, and all her adventures were true.’ ~ Andrea Reece
Lil is a pirate, a good sort of pirate, and when there is someone to save, she'll do what is right (if it takes her all night). Yes, she'll always be bold and be brave. On a trip to the museum, evil pirate Stinkbeard tries to steal an old king's ruby ring, and it's up to schoolgirl and secret pirate, Lil, to stop him! In story two, Lil and her pet parrot are off to a birthday party. But when Stinkbeard and his pet croc turn up, it's up to Lil to save the day.
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|Publication date:||9th February 2017|
|Illustrator:||Laura Ellen Anderson|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
Elli Woollard started writing stories after an embarrassing incident in which her youngest son broke Michael Rosen's glasses. Having previousl written poetry, Elli's snappy rhymes, catchy, rhythms and witty stories have captured the imagination of the children's book world; from picture book collaborations with wonderfully talented illustrators such as Benji Davies (The Giant of Jum and The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight), Steven Lenton (The Great Gran Plan, 2017), to a first chapter book with the marvellous Laura Ellen Anderson (Swashbuckle Lil: The Secret Pirate). In everything she does, Elli Woollard brings a unique new voice to children's fiction, ...More About Elli Woollard
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