A great introduction to traditional pirate myths and classic tales.
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.
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 LibrarianSuperbly written and illustrated... strikingly original. - School LibrarianIf you like your pirates dark, dirty and devilish, then this swashbuckling collection of ten stories will shiver your timbers. Stunningly illustrated. - Daily MailAn exciting collection of swashbuckling tales. Stunningly illustrated and beautifully produced, this is a book to treasure. - Parents in TouchA 'treasure trove'... each of the stories in this glittering hoard is superb... lively, funny, and slightly unruly. - Booktrust