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My Granny Is a Pirate

Val McDermid

8 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Early Years, For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, For children c 0-2 years, Fiction, Picture books, Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage)


Hugely successful, internationally bestselling and multi-award-winning author Val McDermid writes her first picture book for children.

My granny is a pirate!

She's sailed the seven seas.

She captured many pirate ships

But was always home for tea.

When a family secret about Granny is revealed, we discover all about her fiercesome pirate reputation and her swashbuckling ways - from making other rogueish pirates walk the plank to singing sea shanties to her dog, Jolly Roger. Look again at your granny...could she be a pirate too. A must-have book for all pirate fans.

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Praise for My Granny Is a Pirate

  • Jaunty nautical fun. - Financial Times

  • Enormous fun, rollicking along with great energy. - Daily Mail

  • Aided by gloriously vivid pictures. - Primary Times

  • Brilliantly illustrated, young pirate fans will love this rhyming tale of a swashbuckling grandmother. - Sunday Express

  • An entertaining read for both boys and girls. - Bookbag

  • Highly recommended. - Guardian

  • Lively, jolly and colourful. - School Librarian

  • Crime writer Val McDermid has turned her hand most effectively to her first picture book. - School Librarian

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Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a number one bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold over sixteen million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009, was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2010 and received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award in 2011. In 2016, Val received the Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and in 2017 received the DIVA Literary Prize for Crime, and was elected a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Val has served as a judge for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize, and was Chair of the Wellcome Book Prize in 2017. She is the recipient of six honorary doctorates and is an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford. She writes full-time and divides her time between Edinburgh and East Neuk of Fife.

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