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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 the author of 22 bestselling novels, which have been translated into 30 languages, and have sold over 10 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. My Granny Was a Pirate is Val's first children's book.

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