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My Granny is a Pirate

My Granny is a Pirate

About the Book

Author: Val McDermid

Age Range: 0-2 Years 3-5 Years 5-7 Years

Publisher: Orchard

Price: £10.99, hardback

Review

Internationally best-selling crime writer Val McDermid’s first children’s book is a gem – sticking to the world of those who live on the wrong side of the law (but seriously curtailing her usual body count), she’s come up with a feisty, swashbuckling heroine that youngsters will adore. Granny is as nifty with a cutlass as she is with a handbag, and no matter how many pirate crews she’s captured that day, is always home in time for tea (and a tankard of grog, of course). Arthur Robins’ exuberant illustrations perfectly complement McDermid’s lively rhymes – this is a story that’s an absolute joy to read aloud. Perhaps it might also inspire a circle time discussion about the amazing things that grandparents do…

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