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An original story told with simple text for children just beginning to read. When dastardly pirates capture Percy Pike, he has to use all his cunning to escape. Will he find a way to save himself from walking the plank and scoop all Captain Crook’s treasure as well? Humorously illustrated by Kate Sheppard. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. Also available as an English Learner's Edition with CD recordings in British and American English and downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes.
Russell Punter was born in Bedfordshire, England. From an early age he enjoyed writing and illustrating his own stories. He later trained as a graphic designer at art college in West Sussex before entering publishing. Since then, he has written over fifty books for children, including original fiction in both picture book and young reader formats.
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