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Winner of the 6 and under category, Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011.
A swashbuckling tale of pirate plunder, derring do and a huge haul of haddock!
"These two books are master classes in how to write and how to draw funny," said Roald Dahl Funny Prize chair of judges, author Michael Rosen. Click hereto see the winner of the age 7-14 category.
When Alfonso the cat hears there's a boat coming into harbour carrying its largest ever catch, he hatches a plan. It's brave! It's bold! And it involves a ghost pirate ship, some rather gullible fishermen, and cats LOTS of cats. With an infectious rhyming text and laugh-out-loud illustrations, this book is set to become a firm favourite for fans of life on the high seas.
"Cats marauding as ghost pirates to steal fishy bounty from lily-livered humans: what more do you want from a funny book?" Roald Dahl Funny Prize Chair of Judges, author Michael Rosen
Praise for Shark in the Dark:
"A tremendously funny rhyming story, with a biting twist!" - Child Care magazine
"There's everything you could possibly want in a tale: adventure, knee-knocking fear, daring plots, come-uppance and happy endings . . . a story that couldn't be improved in any way at all. " - Bookbag.co.uk
|Publication date:||5th August 2011|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
A World Book Day Author 2019 Peter Bently grew up in an army family and went to ten different schools. He studied languages at Oxford and worked as a journalist and non-fiction book editor before becoming a children's author when his own two children were very small. He is the author of more than sixty books, including The Great Dog Bottom Swap (illustrated by Mei Matsuoka); Cats Ahoy! (illustrated by Jim Field), which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize; and King Jack and the Dragon (illustrated by Helen Oxenbury), an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. It was ...More About Peter Bently
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