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Molly Rogers to the Rescue

Written by Cornelia Funke

Illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek

Adventure Stories Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers

LoveReading View on Molly Rogers to the Rescue

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2019 | Interest Age 5-8

Pirates ahoy! This is a lively, swashbuckling story with great characters and a pacey story – all vibrantly illustrated in an attractive and easy-to-read, small size book. Barbarous Bertha is a fearsome pirate as well as the guardian of a wide stretch of emerald green sea and the Purple Shell Islands which are home to both people and special animals and birds. It is no surprise therefore that her daughter Molly Rogers is never going to stand for anyone who threatens to invade the islands or destroy their inhabitants. When reports come of Captain Firebird doing damage to Monkey Skull Island, Molly Rogers enlists all of her best animal and bird friends – including Kracken the octopus – to chase down Captain Firebird and to make sure he never does anything so dastardly again.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2019 

Molly Rogers to the Rescue by Cornelia Funke

Crossfire by Malorie Blackman

Hello, Friend by Rebecca Cobb

Why You Should Read Children's Book, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell

Ravi's Roar by Tom Percival

High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities.  Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page.  They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.

Molly Rogers to the Rescue Synopsis

Thieves, greedy pirates and mischief-makers are no match for Molly Rogers! When Molly and her mother, Barbarous Bertha, discover that Captain Firebeard is destroying Monkey Skull Island in search of buried treasure, they set sail on the Red Swallow to save the island and its animals from his clutches. But Firebeard will stop at nothing to get his treasure - how will Molly outwit him this time?

A fantastic swashbuckling adventure for little readers, bursting with brilliant characters, gorgeous illustrations and lots of girl power!

Molly Rogers to the Rescue Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Watch out, Pirates! Better not stay... Molly Rogers is on her way! Full review

Fern Tolley (Age )

A great book about Molly and her mum going to Monkey Skull Island and defeating pirates. Full review

Matilda Garey (Age 9)

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ISBN: 9781781128398
Publication date: 15/07/2019
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781128398
Publication date: 15th July 2019
Author: Cornelia Funke
Illustrator: Kasia Matyjaszek
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Ecological and Environmental
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly

About Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke’s bestselling Inkheart trilogy has been a huge hit and been made into a major motion picture. She has won the Book Sense Children’s Literature Award twice and the Roswitha Prize. She was voted into Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in 2005.  Photo credit: Gillian Crane

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