My Granny is a Pirate

My Family has a secret
I’m not allowed to tell.
They’d chase me if I told you
And then chase you as well…

When a family secret about Granny is revealed, we hear all about her swashbuckling, fearsome adventures on the high seas. This first children’s book by the internationally bestselling writer Val McDermid, with fun artwork from Arther Robbins, is perfect for all pirate fans.

Reviews:

‘This verse adventure is enormous fun, rollicking along with great energy and is matched by suitably manic and detailed illustrations. Worth every doubloon.’ Sally Morris, The Daily Mail13.01.12

‘Crime writer Val McDermid’s first children’s book is a real winner…The story of a granny, who “captured many pirate ships but was always home for tea,” successfully mixes the familiar with the fantastical….the rhymes are simple and fun, making the book a pleasure to read aloud and the illustrations are colourful and full of humorous details…My Granny Is A Pirate will stay in the imagination of young readers long after they’ve closed the book.’ Angus and Isobel, aged 4, Guardian, 22.03.12

“Infectiously readable… delightful.”  Observer , 01-04-2012

“Jaunty nautical fun.” – Financial Times, 21-01-2012

“Brilliantly illustrated, young pirate fans will love this rhyming tale of a swashbuckling grandmother.” –Sunday Express, 08-04-2012

“Aided by gloriously vivid pictures.” – Primary Times, 30-01-2012

“A jolly doggerel that children will love… vibrant and energetic.” – Birmingham Post, 26-01-2012

One of the five ‘Hot Picks for 2012’ – We Love This Book,  21-12-2011 

The quality of the rhymes and vividness of the illustrations mean My Granny Is A Pirate will stay in the imagination of young readers long after they’ve closed the book. Local UK News