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Pirate Diary Richard Platt, Chris Riddell

Walker Books Ltd
Paperback / softback 128 pages

178 x 135 x 9mm
3rd Jul 2014
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The swashbuckling adventures of Jake Carpenter, cabin boy.The twenty-third of September, 1716. I write this on my last day at home. Tomorrow I am to join my Uncle Will aboard his ship and become A SAILOR. Will has told me of sea monsters and mermaids and has sailed through a hurricane. Maybe I shall see these things FOR MYSELF! Nine-year-old Jake Carpenter does indeed see all this - and more, when his ship, the Greyhound, is captured by pirates and he discovers the thrills and perils of life at sea as he embarks on an exciting new life on the wrong side of the law.


Richard Platt is also the author of Castle Diary, Egyptian Diary and Roman Diary. Castle Diary was Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award. He lives in Kent. Riddell is an author, political cartoonist (for The Observer) and the illustrator of Castle Diary, Don Quixote and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal. He won the Smarties Prize in 2008. He lives in Brighton.

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