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8th February 2018

The Pirates of Scurvy Sands by Jonny Duddle

We are pleased to announce the long awaited publication of The Pirates of Scurvy Sands (Starring The Jolley-Rogers) by Jonny Duddle. Published by Templar on 8th February 2018. This story has been waiting to be told for many a year and is a companion to the best-selling Waterstones prize winning picture book The Pirates Next Door (Starring the Jolley-Rogers).

The special edition hardback has a treasure map on the reverse of the dust cover to explore Scurvy Sands and it’s hidden treasure.

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Scurvy Sands is a holiday camp with a difference, it’s run by pirates and is exclusively for… PIRATES. If you’re not a pirate you shouldn’t be there. When Jim Lad asks Matilda to go on holiday with his family, the Jolley-Rogers, she accepts. Leaving her own seaside town of Dull on Sea she travels on a voyage across the sea to the holiday island of Scurvy Sands.

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But she doesn’t receive a warm welcome, at the Cruncher Club the other children aren’t too pleased, she won’t pass the pirate test.

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Barnacle Bob, the lifeguard spots her too when she’s out on the pedalo with the Jolley Rogers, maybe she’s a mermaid? Can she wield a cutlass? Her teeth are too clean, her hair smells too nice, she’s a bad example, the pirates complain and she’ll have to take the pirate test to prove herself.

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But Matilda had a plan to win over the doubting pirates looking closely at the portrait of Mad Jack McMuddle – the pirate “Who always got lost and was never quite sure of which oceans he’d crossed. ‘Cause his map-reading skills went often awry, he’d a compass tattooed above his left eye.”

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Cleverly reading Mad Jack’s map with a mirror, Matilda and Jim Lad set off to find his buried treasure. At dawn the friends discovered a massive hoard and Matilda re-distributed Mad Jack’s wealth among the pirates, winning friends before she sailed back home with her pirate family friends.

 

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