In a nutshell: funniest pirate story of the season.
For laugh-out-loud adventures young readers can’t go wrong with the Pirate Blunderbeard books; each episode offers a barrelful of zany action, delivered at top speed. Young Blunderbeard is excited to learn that award-winning actor and director Jolly Roger is coming to Crossbones Island to film his new movie, and that he’s auditioning for actors too. Could this be the opportunity Blunderbeard and his chicken Boris have been waiting for? Of course, things start to go awry quicker than you can say “May the rotten-sea-cabbage-eating Stinker Shark never pass wind in your direction” with Boris causing chaos and Blunderbeard banished to The Rather Big Rock Where We Put Naughty People We Are Really Fed Up With. It all ends happily though with Boris and Blunderbeard in the spotlight. Great fun, and Ben Cort’s lively illustrations make this as satisfying to look at as it is to read.
When super-famous actor Jolly Roger comes to make a movie on Crossbones Island, Pirate Blunderbeard is determined to get the main part. He just has to convince Jolly that his pet chicken, Boris, is a parrot (oh dear), act alongside an evil Giant DeathClaw Lobster (eek!), and beat his crafty brother Blackbeard to the lead role . . . What could possibly go wrong? Pirate Blunderbeard might be in the worst movie ever, but it's also the funniest.
Laugh-out-loud fun for readers of 7+.
|Publication date:||4th October 2018|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Humorous|
Amy Sparkes writes for children of all ages. Her picture books have been shortlisted for several book awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 and the Booktrust Best Books Awards 2014. Amy was born in Eastbourne and enjoyed a wild imagination when she was a child (which included 13 imaginary friends). She is passionate about encouraging imagination in children and is often invited to visit schools. She regularly produces the 'Writing for Children' pages for the bestselling Writing Magazine and also runs writing workshops for aspiring chidren's authors. Amy lives in Devon with her husband and five young children. ...More About Amy Sparkes