Captain Firebeard's School for Pirates #1: Captain Firebeard's School for Pirates

Want to swap maths class for walking-the-plank lessons? Good idea! Except: this school’s not good. It’s bad! Welcome to Captain Firebeard’s School for Pirates: the fiercest school on the Seven Seas. Forget yawnsome lessons in fractions. Here, you’ll learn to swing a cutlass, speak pirate slang and attack enemy ships. Oh – and who needs rotten exams? These kids have real pirate missions as their tests! So grab your best eyepatch and join Tommy and his shipmates for their first term at this cool school. Don’t worry about good marks. Bad marks are top of the class!

  • First in a swashbuckling series to shiver your timbers
  • Laugh-out-loud pirating adventures on the Seven Seas
  • Cool fluorescent cover and fabulous two-colour artwork
  • Chae Strathie won the Scottish Children’s Book Award

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    Winner of the 2012 Dundee Picture Book Award for The Loon on the Moon and the 2013 Scottish Children’s Book Award for Jumblebum.

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