The day Nell becomes a pirate she thinks that all her dreams have come true, but her curmudgeonly Captain brings her crashing down to earth with a bang. Nell loves to read swashbuckling stories but Captain Gnash says there’s no time for reading on his ship. He takes one look at her most treasured possession – The Pirate’s Almanac – and he laughs in her face. He doesn’t believe in all this book nonsense!
Nell decides to keep out of the nasty Captain’s way so she spends her days scrubbing the ship clean and regaling the other pirates with fabulous tales of buried chests and daring rescues. But then one day she finds a treasure map sealed in a little bottle bobbing on the waves and she realises that adventure is just over the horizon.
Ignorant Captain Gnash greedily snatches away the map and sends his crew hurtling towards impending doom without taking even one second to formulate a plan. Can Nell use her stack of books and her extensive knowledge to save the day and find the treasure?
Featuring sea monsters, a mysterious island, a whole heap of very important treasure and one extremely booksmart pirate, this fast-paced story has all the ingredients for a classic adventure. I love the way that reading is portrayed so positively and Ivy actually cheered when she spotted that the buried prize was in fact a chest of books!
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