Truly Foul & Cheesy Pirates Facts and Jokes Book

John Townsend

Truly Foul & Cheesy Pirates Facts and Jokes Book

This hilarious, fact-packed information book will have young readers laughing as they’re learning. Quirky illustrations and bite-sized text provide an accessible and entertaining introduction to piracy through the ages, including notorious buccaneers, gruesome pirate punishments, buried treasure and shipwrecks.

Random fact: 

‘Pirates actually wore eye patches so that one eye was constantly adjusted to seeing in the dark, which meant they were immediately ready to fight below deck as soon as they boarded an enemy ship. So despite what some may think, most pirates still had both their eyeballs!’

About the Author

John Townsend worked as a Secondary School teacher before becoming a full time writer of children’s books and a writer-in-residence in a primary school tree-house. He specialises in fun, exciting information books for reluctant readers, as well as fast-paced fiction, reading schemes and ‘fiction with facts’ books. He visits schools around the country to encourage excitement in all aspects of reading and writing. He has recently written 12 plays based on Salariya’s You Wouldn’t Want To Be series that will be uploaded to the company’s new website for use in classrooms.

About the Illustrator

David Antram was born in Brighton, England, in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator.

He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling 'You Wouldn't Want to Be' series.

Product information

Type: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 198 x 129 mm