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Sam Silver, Undercover Pirate 1 : Skeleton Island

Written by Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas

Part of the Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate Series

Adventure Stories Books of the Month Featured Books for 7+ readers

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June 2012 Book of the Month.

This is the first in a fantastic new series that we guarantee will get even the most reluctant reader reading! It combines everything that boys and girls aged 7+ will love including time-travelling, treasure hunting and swashbuckling adventure. Join Sam Silver aboard the pirate ship Sea Wolf for a rip-roaring adventure on the high seas. Can Sam lead the crew to buried treasure, or will he be forced to walk the plank?

But don't just take our word for it.  A 7 year old boy was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the first one and this is what he said:

'I absolutely loved this. I read it so quickly that I went straight back to the beginning to start again when I had finished. The story is great. Sam lives by the sea and loves beach combing. He finds a message in a bottle, rubs some pirate gold and goes back in time and joins the pirates hundreds of years ago in the Caribbean.  There is loads of action and I was sad when the book ended. Can't wait for the next one.  I will tell my friends and teacher about the book.' Theo, 7

New adventures for Sam Silver are scheduled throughout 2012 and 2013.  To keep abreast of this publishing Click here.

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Sam Silver, Undercover Pirate 1 : Skeleton Island Synopsis

How to become an Undercover Pirate...

1) Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor;

2) Find a message in a bottle and a magic gold doubloon;

3) Get whisked back in time to join a pirate crew;

4)When you get home DON'T TELL ANYONE. Remember - you're undercover!

Sam Silver lives near the sea and enjoys beach-combing for pirate treasures. When he finds an ancient message in a bottle he thinks it will make a great new relic for his collection, but the bottle holds a very special secret... Inside is a gold doubloon which whisks Sam back in time to 1705. Suddenly he's on board a pirate ship - the Sea Wolf - surrounded by her fearsome captain and crew and sailing the Caribbean Sea. If Sam can't think of a very good reason why they should keep him alive, he'll be forced to walk the plank!

Click here for a Sam Silver message in a bottle activity sheet and here for a wordsearch.

Sam Silver, Undercover Pirate 1 : Skeleton Island Press Reviews

'I absolutely loved this. I read it so quickly that I went straight back to the beginning to start again when I had finished. The story is great. Sam lives by the sea and loves beach combing. He finds a message in a bottle, rubs some pirate gold and goes back in time and joins the pirates hundreds of years ago in the Caribbean.  There is loads of action and I was sad when the book ended. Can't wait for the next one.  I will tell my friends and teacher about the book.' Theo, 7

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ISBN: 9781444005844
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444005844
Publication date: 7th June 2012
Author: Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas

Jan and Sara were already friends when one day they decided they wanted to write children's stories and it would be more fun to write them together. That was 15 years ago. Since then they've written over 130 stories - including some about ghosts, football, ghosts playing football and naughty Gargoylz. Jan lives in Essex with her family and Sara lives in London with hers. They both have black cats who completely rule their lives. Visit Jan and Sara's website at www.burchettandvogler.co.uk.

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