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Hal the Pirate

Written by June Crebbin

Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Part of the Walker Starters Series

Hal the Pirate Synopsis

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers illustrated by acclaimed picture book artist Polly Dunbar, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Hal the Pirate is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Yo ho the billy-o, a pirate's life for me! But is it really a pirate's life for Hal, who gets seasick, falls overboard (a lot), and doesn't know his west from his east? This is a charming story with a twist at the end, told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles and diary entries. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Hal the Pirate Press Reviews

Perfect co-ordination of text and illustration, plenty of puns and a standing ovation for the surprise ending. Not to be missed! School Librarian; Six quality books by top contemporary authors make up this lively and stylish new series... Illustrated in just two colours and using several media... the stories tackle subjects with strong child appeal. Junior Education; For the newly confident and, dare one say it, the newly reluctant reader. Walker breaks new ground with the Starters series. Printed throughout in two or three tones, including the text, these books are good to handle and look at, inside and out. The Times Educational Supplement

Book Information

ISBN: 9780744565959
Publication date: 2nd August 2004
Author: June Crebbin
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 48 pages

About June Crebbin

June Crebbin has written over forty books that have been published in the UK and abroad. She trained as a primary school teacher, and has taught in Leicestershire, Yorkshire and for a year Michigan, USA. Many of her ideas come from her family, the children she's taught and the children she knows now at a riding stable. June lives in Leicestershire with her husband, and has two grown-up sons and two grandsons. Polly Dunbar is a major star in the picture-book firmament. She is the author-illustrator of Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, and the illustrator of Pat-a-Cake Baby, written by ...

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