Stories Aloud
Publication date: 06 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9781788006798
Size: 290 x 250 mm
Length: 32 pages

The Pirates Are Coming!


A hilarious retelling of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, with not one but TWO twists!

Tom has a VERY important job; every day he climbs to the top of the hill and watches for pirate ships. But when he rings his bell and shouts “Pirates!” a few too many times – and there’s NO pirate ship – the villagers begin to get tired of hiding. So what will happen when the pirates really do show up?

Repeated phrases make it fun for young adventurers to join in with the storytelling, and witty, bold artwork by Matt Hunt adds to the excitement, with hilarious things to spot on every rereading.

John Condon has been shortlisted for various awards including the LoveReading4Kids Children’s Book Awards.

Matt Hunt has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and his book Stephen Hawking: Little People, Big Dreams was an Amazon bestseller.

Related activity sheets available on the Nosy Crow website.

Stories Aloud

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Basque, Catalan, Chinese traditional, Dutch, French, Greek, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (EU), Swedish, US English

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Telephone: +44 2070897575


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Telephone: +44 2070897575


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +442070897575


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 2070897575