A Band of Dirty Pirates
Brightly illustrated, fun, "real" stories by top authors and illustrators; Covers a wide range of genres listed for Year 1 in the NLS; suitable for newly independent readers (with specific word counts to aid selection.
"Consistently excellent illustrated stories for young readers." -- Times Educational Supplement 20050708
Damian Harvey lives near Blackpool in Lancashire with his wife, three daughters, four cats and a horde of guinea pigs. Before he became a writer he worked as a painter and decorator, a lifeguard, a swimming teacher, and as an assistant in a record shop. He's now written around 40 books and doesn't know how to stop. Although Damian enjoys sitting at home writing stories and poems, he also gets let out from behind his computer from time to time and loves visiting schools, libraries, festivals to give lively, interactive performances of his stories, talk about writing and help children with writing stories of their own. You can find out more about Damian by visiting his website: www.damianharvey.co.uk.