Pirates Ahoy!

Hilary McKay

Alex Ayliffe
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Hodder Children's Books


Simon and his teddy bear, Snowtop, are off to Gran's - for a whole day and a night. So is Simon's big cousin Peter, who thinks he is too big for childish things: possibly Simon and definitely teddy bears; But after a riotous day turning Gran's garden into a pirate adventure playground, Peter realises that friendship comes in all shapes and sizes.


Alex Ayliffe grew up in Hertfordshire. She loved drawing, painting and sport as a child and went on to art school. Having lived in London and Australia she is now back in Hertfordshire.

PREVIOUS BOOKS: Many books for ABC including Mr McGregor's Breakfast Egg. Oh No Anna by Vivian French for Levinson Books. Let's Be Friends and Let's get a Puppy - Matthew Price.

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There is a subtle story about fear, pride and the problem of feeling that you are growing out of childish things under the surface of this jolly picture book.

School Librarian, Summer 2000