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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: National Maritime Museum (1 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906367485
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906367480
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 0.3 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 520,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Geraldine is a feature writer and journalist whose work has been syndicated to newspapers and magazines worldwide.

She was commissioned to write Pirate Gran by the National Maritime Museum after a shorter version of her story won a BBC competition to promote literacy and encourage parents to read with their children.

With three sons and four grandchildren of her own, Geraldine has always believed story-telling and word games play a crucial part in encouraging children to fluency in reading.

"Reading is a life-skill and encouraging their children to enjoy books is one of the most crucial lessons a parent can teach - and one which will give them lifelong pleasure.

"Storytelling - particularly at bedtime - is also a great way to give children a sense of security and being loved."

Geraldine's second book in the series, Pirate Gran goes for Gold (also illustrated by artist Rose Forshall) was published in hardback in October 2010.

And their naughty-but-nice heroine returned in a new adventure, Pirate Gran and the Monsters, in October 2012.

Twinbane: An Appalling True History (published August 2010) is Geraldine's first novel.

An hilarious tale of villainy and magic aimed at eight to 14-year-olds, its clever word play and quirky humour will also appeal to older fans of Terry Pratchet and Lemony Snicket.

The Pirate Gran series has been adapted for the stage by the award-winning Scamp Theatre Company, whose previous productions have included shows based on the work of Children's Laureates Julia Donaldson and Michael Morpurgo.

Pirate Gran on Stage, which is an Arts Council-sponsored project, is currently touring the UK, ahead of its run at the South Bank Udderbelly Festival, and a month-long stay in Edinburgh for Festival month.

Two Bad Grans, Geraldine's latest book illustrated by Sarah Horne, is published by Piccadilly Press, and tells the story of the two naughtiest old ladies in the world.

When their grandchildren arrive they realise things must change, because "when you're a Granny you have to be GOOD, and start to behave like all good Grannies should..."

"They always say you should write about what you know, so I suppose the fact that I have written a lot about naughty old women must say something about me." Geraldine laughed.

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From the Publisher

·The wayward granny's adventures have great 'child-appeal', packed with quirky humour.
·It bridges the gap between the young and the 'young at heart'.
·This terrific story is paired with lively illustrations, full of extra detail, which feed the child's imagination and may help them develop ideas for pirate games of their own.
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From the Back Cover

Gran's back. And this time she is going for Gold!

Pirate Gran's got wind of the Olympics and in her latest adventure with old shipmate Fingers O'Malley, her long-suffering croc and the rest of her crew, she's dead set on becoming World Champion Gran...
FIESTIER, SPRYER, WRONG-ER - whatever it takes, Gran is going to finish first.

A `swashbuckling story...awash
with witty asides and humour'
- Books for Keeps (Pirate Gran) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By sandra mackay on 23 Sept. 2014
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grandson loves the story
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Pirate Gran 22 Jan. 2011
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This is the second book in the adventures of Pirate Gran, an English grandmother. Delightfully written and brillantly illustrated, this is a wonderful book for children from age 3 up. The author is a real grandmother with a keen sense of humor and witty turn of a phrase. The illustrator has a style that immediately catches the attention of the children. This book and its predecessor should be part of any child's library.
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