By Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow
Illustrated by Sonia Leong
A smash-hit interactive adventure series where YOU are the hero and can decide your own destiny as the story progresses. Written by the award-winning 2Steves!
You are an adventurer sailing with Francis Drake. You set a course to attack Spanish ships carrying gold and silver. Can you defeat the Spanish and steal the treasure? Or will you choose another path? You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...
This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children want to read, and books children can read.
Steve Barlow was born in Britain (in Crewe, in the county of Cheshire). He went to Brierley Street School, which was like Bash Street only not as sophisticated, then to Crewe County Grammar School for Boys (and what kind of school feels the need, in its name, to remind its pupils what gender they are? Hmmm?). He went on to study at Warwick University and Nottingham University, and worked at various times as a teacher, actor, stage manager and puppeteer. Then he went to teach in Botswana, where a valid excuse for students not handing in their homework was \'A goat ate it, sir!\'. On his return to the UK he met Steve Skidmore, and the rest is hysteria.
Steve Skidmore is shorter than Steve Barlow and less hairy. He was born in Birstall near Leicester in England. After managing to pass some exams at school, he went on to Nottingham University to supposedly read English, but spent most of his time playing sport and doing a variety of summer jobs including counting pastry pie lids (yes, really).
He trained as a teacher of Drama, English and Film studies, before teaming up with Steve Barlow to become a full time author.
He lives in Leicester and is a great rugby fan (he supports Leicester Tigers - \'Come on you Tiiiiigeeeers!\').
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09 Oct 2008
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'A new interactive adventure series designed to encourage reluctant readers using carefully selected vocabulary and short paragraphs. Readers take the role of the hero and can decide their own destiny. With all the usual appeal of Barlow and Skidmore, this series is sure to be a big hit.' — Back to School Bookseller
"As soon as one I Hero book reappears in the library it is snapped up within the hour." — G Trueman, Bath