Author(s): Elli Woollard
Lil is a pirate, a good sort of pirate, and when there is someone to save, she'll do what is right (if it takes her all night). Yes, she'll always be bold and be brave. When evil pirate Stinkbeard tries to kidnap Lil's teacher, it's up to schoolgirl and secret pirate, Lil, to come to the rescue. In story two it's sports day, but there's a very hungry croc on the loose. Can Lil and her trusty parrot, Carrot, scare Stinkbeard and his pet croc away? Swashbuckle Lil: The Secret Pirate, by author Elli Woollard and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson, is the first in an exciting series with two rip-roaringly rhyming, brilliantly illustrated stories in each book which make the perfect transition from parent-led to independent reading.
Meet Swashbuckle Lil, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary imagination!
The rhyming text and detailed drawings provide guidance and encouragement to youngsters transitioning from supervised to independent reading. Imaginative, witty, entertaining and lots of fun. BookTrust Anderson's illustrations burst with energy and humour The Bookseller Two rip-roaringly rhyming and brilliantly illustrated stories for younger readers in one fabulous book Phoenix Comic Told in jolly rhyme that makes reading the stories particularly fun and easy and with lively black and white illustrations on every page these are the perfect step up from picture books to chapter books. LoveReading4Kids
Elli Woollard started writing stories after an embarrassing incident in which her youngest son broke Michael Rosen's glasses. Having previously written poetry and picture books including the critically acclaimed The Giant of Jum, Swashbuckle Lil is her first book for newly independent readers to be published with Macmillan. Elli's snappy rhymes, catchy rhythms and witty stories are sure to make her a huge success. She lives in London with her four children, her husband and two guinea pigs. Laura Ellen Anderson, whose nickname just happens to be 'Lil, has been drawing and writing ever since she can remember. As a child, she was convinced her comics were best-sellers, although looking back they make absolutely no sense at all! These days however she is an accomplished illustrator and author, who loves being sucked into other worlds while bringing stories to life through her drawings.