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One of our Books of the Year 2014 The award-winning pirates are back for a second great adventure! Help is needed in Dull-on-Sea after a ghostly pirate ship draws up on the beach and a rash of burglaries from homes, and even from the museum, follows. Matilda knows just who to call on! Soon Jim Lad and the Jolley-Rogers are at hand. Can they get all the valuables back and defeat the ghastly and ghostly crew? And exciting story brilliantly told in words and pictures.
The first in a brilliant, all-action adventure mystery. A sleepy seaside village appears to have a pirate problem as on each full moon a mysterious ship is seen on the horizon and their museum gets plundered. Feisty Matilda decides to call upon her friend Jim Lad whose grandpa, a friendly pirate, sails a ship called the Blackhole to try and solve the crime. Matilda, Jim Lad and his family, the Jolley-Rogers together with Jim's trusty dog, Bone come up with a cunning plan to rid the village of their mystery and to reclaim the museum's lost treasure. High-jinks and adrenalin-fuelled action ensue but when Jim Lad is caught it seems it's all over but can Bone and Matilda win the day?
Jonny Duddle is the author of a number of pirate themed picture books for younger readers featuring the Jolley-Rogers family and include The Pirate's Next Door and The Pirate Cruncher. He is also the author of Gigantosaurus and The King of Space. All of them are perfect for 3+ year olds.
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|Publication date:||1st April 2014|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors Jonny spent his childhood in the wet and windy hills of North Wales, exploring forests, riding his bike for miles and miles, scrumping apples and building tree-houses. When he wasn’t outside he was drawing and busily creating worlds, sprawled across his bedroom floor, with paper everywhere.When he realised he had to grow up and get a job, he went to college to study illustration and then got himself a proper job on a pirate ship. He spent a year climbing up and down rigging before jumping ship in Dublin ...More About Jonny Duddle