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    • ISBN:9781444920550
    • Publication date:03 Apr 2014

Pirates 'n' Pistols

Ten Swashbuckling Pirate Tales

By Chris Mould

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A great introduction to traditional pirate myths and classic tales.

Following on from the fabulous Dust 'n' Bones and Fangs 'n' Fire, comes Pirates 'n' Pistols - ten swashbuckling pirate tales.

Come face-to-face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas in these stories about pirates from all around the world. This special giftbook edition is packed full of traditional pirate myths and legends as well as some new and original tales, re-told and illustrated by the award-winning Chris Mould. Stories include: Davy Jones, Treasure Island, The Tenth Man, The Gold Bug, Dead Man's Ink, Dionysus, Cross-legged Jack, Mochimitsu's Music, Jewel of Bengal and Ghost in the Cupboard.

Read more about Chris Mould at http://www.chrismouldink.com/

Biographical Notes

Chris Mould went to art school at the age of sixteen. He has won the Nottingham Children's Book Award and been commended for the Sheffield. He likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have on his shelf as a boy. Chris Mould spends his working day in one of the prestigious art studios at Dean Clough Mills in Halifax. His studio is clearly marked with a skull and crossboned warning as to what might lie within. Chris is not confined to book illustration. He has worked for the RSC, the BBC, the FT and many other famous initials, as well as film development work for Aardman Animations which included character and environment development work on the film Flushed Away.

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  • ISBN: 9780340999356
  • Publication date: 04 Apr 2013
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books

Praise for Dust 'n' Bones and Fangs 'n' Fire:

The art of storytelling pervades this textures tapestry of tales with a twist.

— The Bookseller
A great primer of ghost stories for older children and younger teens. — The Bookbag
Brilliantly written and illustrated with cool and colourful drawings. — CBBC Newsround
Entertaining and commendably presented anthology of short tales of seafaring, treasure hunting, and their consequences. — Bookbag
Every few years, a book comes along which is an absolute stand-out in its genre and this just such a one. A wonderfully varied collection of self penned and traditional sea stories. Beautifully written, beautifully illustrated and beautifully produced, this is a book to read and escape to other worlds, with illustrations to pore over and to treasure. A wonderful book - don't miss it. — School Librarian
Superbly written and illustrated... strikingly original. — School Librarian
If you like your pirates dark, dirty and devilish, then this swashbuckling collection of ten stories will shiver your timbers. Stunningly illustrated. — Daily Mail
An exciting collection of swashbuckling tales. Stunningly illustrated and beautifully produced, this is a book to treasure. — Parents in Touch
A 'treasure trove'... each of the stories in this glittering hoard is superb... lively, funny, and slightly unruly. — Booktrust
Brilliant for reading aloud with vivid descriptive language. Stunningly illustrated and beautifully produced, this is a book to treasure. — Parents In Touch
Gruesome and scary, with spooky illustrations... I had to keep reading to find out what happened. — Scottish Daily Record
Swashbuckling pirate stories from a great storyteller and superb pen and ink illustrator... a must for any young pirate lover... colourful, energetic, and sometimes scary, illustrations light up these exciting adventure tales. — Carousel
Superbly written and illustrated... strikingly original. — School Librarian
If you like your pirates dark, dirty and devilish, then this swashbuckling collection of ten stories will shiver your timbers. Stunningly illustrated. — Daily Mail
An exciting collection of swashbuckling tales. Stunningly illustrated and beautifully produced, this is a book to treasure. — Parents in Touch
A 'treasure trove'... each of the stories in this glittering hoard is superb... lively, funny, and slightly unruly. — Booktrust
Hodder Children's Books

Vesuvius Poovius

Kes Gray, Chris Mould
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Kes Gray, Chris Mould
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The Great Treasure Hunt

Chris Mould
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The Great Flytrap Disaster

Chris Mould
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Chris Mould
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The Great Drain Escape

Chris Mould
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Chris Mould

In an old junk shop sits a dusty ship in a bottle. And when the world isn't watching, a tiny pirate crew comes out to explore. They're smaller than a teacup, but these scurvy sailors have a HUGE appetite for adventure!When the junk-shop dog moves in underneath the Pocket Pirates' shelf, their route to the kitchen is blocked! The noise of rumbling stomachs is keeping everyone awake, and their last few stale breadcrumbs won't keep them going long. Do they dare to go ... OUTSIDE? The second in an unmissable series about tiny pirates who have BIG adventures, with gorgeous black and white illustrations throughout, from the illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas. The second book in an irresistible series about tiny pirates who have BIG adventures ... read on with The Great Flytrap Disaster.

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Beast of the Bay

Tim Healey, Chris Mould
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Tim Healey, Chris Mould
Orion Children's Books

Aunt Nasty

Margaret Mahy, Chris Mould
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Margaret Mahy, Chris Mould

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Aunt Nasty is coming to stay. Claire and Toby don't know what to expect. You see, Aunt Nasty isn't like other aunties. Aunt Nasty is a witch! A spooky and magical full colour Early Reader edition of a classic story from the CARNEGIE-winning and HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD nominated author Margaret Mahy, with new full colour illustrations by Chris Mould.

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The Great Cheese Robbery

Chris Mould
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Chris Mould
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Robot Riot

Tim Healey, Chris Mould
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Tim Healey, Chris Mould

A wickedly funny series that will appeal to all young scientists, created by Chris Mould, illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas and Tim Healey. If you like Horrid Henry, you'll love Mortimer Keene.Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further! With laugh-out-loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters perfect for new readers.Mortimer Keene has made a robot! Several, in fact. And they're all being helpful around the school. Until Robo-13 goes haywire and hacks into the Robot Control system. Soon the robots are causing complete chaos! Can Mortimer regain control over his monstrous machines?'Hilarious!' - Guardian

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Dino Danger

Tim Healey, Chris Mould
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Tim Healey, Chris Mould
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Alien Abduction

Tim Healey, Chris Mould
Contributors:
Tim Healey, Chris Mould

A wickedly funny series that will appeal to all young scientists, created by Chris Mould, illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas and Tim Healey. If you like Horrid Henry, you'll love Mortimer Keene.Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further! With laugh out loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters perfect for new readers, this third book in the series sees Mortimer Keene up to no good again with an alien ray gun machine!When the school is invaded by aliens and Mr Bevan the English teacher is abducted, everyone suspects the young genius Mortimer Keene!'The illustrations are hilarious and the whole thing is one funny story!' - The Guardian

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Ghosts on the Loose

Tim Healey, Chris Mould
Contributors:
Tim Healey, Chris Mould

A wickedly funny series that will appeal to all young scientists, created by Chris Mould, illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas and Tim Healey. If you like Horrid Henry, you'll love Mortimer Keene.Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further! With laugh out loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters perfect for new readers, this second book in the series sees Mortimer Keene and his phantom machine up to no good again!When the school is overrun with ghosts and ghouls from the past, it's up to Mortimer Keene to blast them back in time and save the school.'Hilarious' - The Guardian

Hodder Children's Books

Attack of the Slime

Tim Healey, Chris Mould
Contributors:
Tim Healey, Chris Mould

A wickedly funny series featuring Mortimer: the small kid with big ideas! In this book, Mortimer covers his whole school in slime. With slimy facts and activities at the back, perfect for young readers. Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further! With laugh out loud illustrations, rollicking rhymes, and short chapters ideal for new readers, this first book sees Mortimer Keene and his slime machine on the attack!When slime upon slime attacks the school, a special task force of teachers set out to find Mortimer Keene and his slime machine at the source of the crime...Created by Chris Mould, illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas and Tim Healey. If you like Horrid Henry, you'll love Mortimer Keene.

Hodder Children's Books

Pip and the Lost Children

Chris Mould
Authors:
Chris Mould

Pip and his friends Toad and Frankie are holed up in Hangman's Hollow in the dead of winter, and Pip has made a thrilling discovery. He longs to race out into the snow to act on it, but he knows there is great danger outside with the sinister warden Jarvis and the wicked woodsfolk of the forest on the prowl. And so begins a new and final adventure for our heroic friends as they join forces to rise up against the creatures of Spindlewood forest and reclaim the city for their own - and Pip might just find something very dear to his own heart ...

Hodder Children's Books

Pip and the Twilight Seekers

Chris Mould
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Chris Mould
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The Werewolf and the Ibis

Chris Mould
Authors:
Chris Mould

Crampton Rock is a peaceful fishing village on a remote island, accessible only at low tide. When Stanley Buggles inherits his great-uncle's house on Crampton Rock, it seems like a perfect place for a long summer holiday. But there's always something to go and spoil it all, isn't there? What is the dark secret of the mysterious sweet shop owner? Why are all the dogs three-legged? Is there really a werewolf on the loose? And what do the old buccaneers want with Stanley?Originally published under the title 'The Wooden Mile'.

Hodder Children's Books

The Smugglers' Secret

Chris Mould
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Chris Mould
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The Curse of the Wolf

Chris Mould
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Chris Mould

The island of Crampton Rock has emerged from pirate battle. But something far more sinister is on the move ...What claim does the Darkling family have on Stanley Buggles' home?And do the Darkling twins really keep a two-headed snake as a pet?Originally published under the title 'The Darkling Curse'.

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The Golden Labyrinth

Chris Mould
Authors:
Chris Mould

With a werewolf still on the loose, Stanley Buggles knows that Crampton Rock lies in deadly danger. Who will confront the escaped criminal who roams the wild and windy moor?And how will the treasure keepers protect the gold mine from the threat of piracy ...?Originally published under the title 'The Treasure Keepers'.

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The Buccaneer's Bones

Chris Mould
Authors:
Chris Mould

Crampton Rock is a peaceful fishing village on a remote island, accessible only at low tide. But Stanley has awoken the ghostly world of long dead and buried pirates - and they are heading to meet him ... Originally published under the title 'The Silver Casket'.

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The Ice Pirates

Chris Mould
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Chris Mould