A very funny new series from the creator of Trolls, it’s a brilliant mix of Horrible Histories and Blackadder. Fast-moving, side-splittingly funny, irreverent adventure stories are played out against the backdrop of great and gruesome history through one family tree, the disastrously unlucky Warts, through the centuries as they attempt to survive whatever is thrown at them. In Custardly Wart Pirate (third class) an entire class of children from an orphanage discover they’ve become crew to a dastardly captain whose plan is to find some hidden treasure. Can Custardly Wart save the day? Be sure to check out the other book in the History of Warts series Ditherus Wart: (accidental) Gladiator.
A new teacher arrives at the Dankmarsh School for poor orphans. He has an eyepatch, a huge moustache and calls himself the Captain. On a school trip to visit the Black Barnacle, a ship owned by an 'old pal', the Captain gives Miss Scrubshaw the slip and it dawns on the children that the ship has cast off, and they are the new crew.
|Publication date:||2nd June 2008|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
Alan was born in Watford and went to university in Bangor, North Wales, where he studied English and Drama. He started working life in a travelling theatre company, visiting schools all over the country & writing much of their material. He says it was a useful apprenticeship - if the audience didn't like the play, they talked through it or threw bits of paper at the actors. He very quickly learned what children liked.Alan later trained as a drama teacher at Nottingham University, but most of his work in connection with the theatre has been as a writer or ...More About Alan Macdonald