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The Battle of the Blighty Bling

Written by Ruth Quayle

Illustrated by Eric Heyman

The Battle of the Blighty Bling Synopsis

Vic and her younger brother and sister Bert and Maud have been left alone at home, which means they will surely get into mischief. But not just any ordinary kind of mischief, because Vic and her family are PIRATES. The only problem is, Dad sunk the family pirate ship and now the family is stuck in a caravan by the sea. So when the kids accidentally lose the family pirate treasure, the legendary Blighty Bling, it's up to them to take to the high seas in a leaky rowing boat and get it back, with their annoying know-it-all neighbours in tow. But their swashbuckling adventure runs into a few problems when they meet their pirate enemy, Captain Guillemot, and Vic discovers a few home truths along the way...

The Battle of the Blighty Bling Press Reviews

Perfect for seven- to nine-year-olds, this is a brilliant, fast-paced adventure for those of us who love mischief. * Evening Standard * Quayle turns the pirates' most terrifying habits into comedy. The McScurvys gleefully litter and offend: they are pirates after all. Eric Heyman's illustrations and typographical design, meanwhile, make each page attractive. * Irish Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783446926
Publication date: 12th July 2018
Author: Ruth Quayle
Illustrator: Eric Heyman
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages

About Ruth Quayle

Ruth Quayle (Author) Ruth Quayle used to work as a journalist and copywriter, and was inspired to write books for children by the funny things her own kids said. Ruth lives in London with her family and when she's not writing, you'll find her stepping on bits of lego, burning fish fingers and trying to convince the children that there really isn't room for a dog. Eric Heyman (Illustrator) Eric Heyman served in the South Wales fire and rescue service for three decades before retiring to pursue a career in illustration. Completely self-taught, he has been inspired since childhood by ...

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