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Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief

Written by Elli Woollard

Illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson

Part of the Swashbuckle Lil: The Secret Pirate Series

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LoveReading View on Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief

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

Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief Synopsis

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.

Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Edith Andrews, age 4 - 'Lovely, brave, empowering role model for young children. Lil is great fun. The stories are brilliant with just the right mix of hilarity, chaos and frights with Captain Stinkbeard.'
  • Ruby Laverty, age 7 - 'I read this book in one go and I loved it. It's a good and exciting book for anyone who likes adventure stories.'
  • Mummy and Eleanor, age 4 - ''I really like Stinkbeard because he's bald and has a really stinky beard and there are spiders living in it and he looks like my dad...If you’re looking for a new book to read with your child and you’re looking for a bit more this book is a really good place to start. We give it a big thumbs up!'
  • Joshua Bertenshaw, age 4 - 'Two delightfully funny rhyming stories about Swashbuckle Lil and her thwarting of evil pirate Stinkbeard's plans.'

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ISBN: 9781509808847
Publication date: 09/02/2017
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509808847
Publication date: 9th February 2017
Author: Elli Woollard
Illustrator: Laura Ellen Anderson
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Crime / Mystery
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About Elli Woollard

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, ...

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