Lil is a pirate, a good sort of pirate, and when there is someone to save, she'll do what is right (if it takes her all night). Yes, she'll always be bold and be brave.On a trip to the museum, evil pirate Stinkbeard tries to steal an old king's ruby ring, and it's up to schoolgirl and secret pirate, Lil, to stop him! In story two, Lil and her pet parrot are off to a birthday party. But when Stinkbeard and his pet croc turn up, it's up to Lil to save the day.Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief, by author Elli Woollard and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson, is the second in an exciting new series with two rip-roaringly rhyming, brilliantly illustrated stories in each book which make the perfect transition from parent-led to independent reading.
Meet Swashbuckle Lil, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary imagination!
The rhyming text and detailed drawings provide guidance and encouragement to youngsters transitioning from supervised to independent reading. Imaginative, witty, entertaining and lots of fun. * BookTrust * Anderson's illustrations burst with energy and humour * The Bookseller * Two rip-roaringly rhyming and brilliantly illustrated stories for younger readers in one fabulous book * Phoenix Comic * Told in jolly rhyme that makes reading the stories particularly fun and easy and with lively black and white illustrations on every page these are the perfect step up from picture books to chapter books. * LoveReading4Kids *
Elli Woollard is an exciting talent on the picture books scene, who started writing stories after an embarrassing incident in which her youngest son broke Michael Rosen's glasses. In addition to picture books, she also writes children's poems. Her snappy rhymes, catchy rhythms and witty stories are sure to make her a huge success. The Giant of Jum, her first book for Macmillan, was a hit debut and the start of her winning collaboration with Benji Davies. Elli lives in London with her four children, her husband and two guinea pigs.