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Pirates 'n' Pistols: Ten Swashbuckling Pirate Tales

Chris Mould

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 9 years, Fiction, Anthologies (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

A great introduction to traditional pirate myths and classic tales.

Following on from the fabulous Dust 'n' Bones and Fangs 'n' Fire, comes Pirates 'n' Pistols - ten swashbuckling pirate tales.

Come face-to-face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas in these stories about pirates from all around the world. This special giftbook edition is packed full of traditional pirate myths and legends as well as some new and original tales, re-told and illustrated by the award-winning Chris Mould. Stories include: Davy Jones, Treasure Island, The Tenth Man, The Gold Bug, Dead Man's Ink, Dionysus, Cross-legged Jack, Mochimitsu's Music, Jewel of Bengal and Ghost in the Cupboard.

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Praise for Pirates 'n' Pistols: Ten Swashbuckling Pirate Tales

  • Every few years, a book comes along which is an absolute stand-out in its genre and this just such a one. A wonderfully varied collection of self penned and traditional sea stories. Beautifully written, beautifully illustrated and beautifully produced, this is a book to read and escape to other worlds, with illustrations to pore over and to treasure. A wonderful book - don't miss it. - School Librarian

  • Superbly written and illustrated... strikingly original. - School Librarian

  • If you like your pirates dark, dirty and devilish, then this swashbuckling collection of ten stories will shiver your timbers. Stunningly illustrated. - Daily Mail

  • An exciting collection of swashbuckling tales. Stunningly illustrated and beautifully produced, this is a book to treasure. - Parents in Touch

  • A 'treasure trove'... each of the stories in this glittering hoard is superb... lively, funny, and slightly unruly. - Booktrust

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Chris Mould

Margaret Mahy's many books - picture books, short stories, and fiction for teenagers as well as younger children - have been hugely successful all round the world and she was indisputably one of the most popular and successful 20th-century children's authors. She won the CARNEGIE MEDAL and many other awards, and was nominated for the HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD. Margaret died in July 2012.

Chris Mould is an award-winning author and illustrator. He is one of twenty studio artists at the prestigious Dean Clough Mills. His published work ranges from picture books to young fiction, theatre posters, editorial cartoons for major newspapers and character development work for animated features. He exhibits his artwork regularly, commits to an ongoing programme of events and also curates a gallery space dedicated to children's books artwork. Visit or follow him on Twitter @chrismouldink for more news.

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