The Jewel Thief (Swashbuckle Lil #2)
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. On a trip to the museum, evil pirate Stinkbeard tries to steal an old king's ruby ring, and it's up to schoolgirl and secret pirate, Lil, to stop him! In story two, Lil and her pet parrot are off to a birthday party. But when Stinkbeard and his pet croc turn up, it's up to Lil to save the day. Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief, by author Elli Woollard and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson, is the second in an exciting new 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!
Elli Woollard started writing stories after an embarrassing incident in which her youngest son broke Michael Rosen's glasses. Having previously written poetry, Elli's snappy rhymes, catchy rhythms and witty stories have captured the imagination of the children's book world; from picture book collaborations with wonderfully talented illustrators such as Benji Davies (The Giant of Jum and The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight), Steven Lenton (The Great Gran Plan, 2017), to a first chapter book with the marvellous Laura Ellen Anderson (Swashbuckle Lil: The Secret Pirate). In everything she does, Elli Woollard brings a unique new voice to children's fiction, and is definitely an author to watch. 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.