The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Pirate

By Tim Collins

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Meet Thomas—a young man sailing with his parents aboard a merchant ship in the 18th century and prone to daydreaming about living an exciting life as a pirate on the high seas. When a pirate crew led by Captain Bartholomew Morgan takes over the ship, Thomas stows away and is accepted into their motley gang. However, life as a pirate proves far less romantic than what he was expecting. The hilarious Long Lost Secret Diary series put readers inside the heads of hapless figures from history struggling to carry out their roles and getting things horribly wrong. The accessible, irreverent stories will keep young readers laughing as they learn the importance of not being afraid to learn from one’s mistakes. Get Real fact boxes featured throughout, as well as a glossary and additional back matter, provide historical context and background.

About the Author

Tim Collins worked as a copywriter in advertising before becoming a full-time author. He writes nonfiction books for adults and children’s fiction books, including books designed to appeal to reluctant readers. His work has been translated into forty languages. His books have won numerous awards including the Manchester Fiction City award and the Lincolnshire Book award. He is originally from Manchester but now lives in London.

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781631631412
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781631631429
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781631631405
  • Reading Age: from 8 to 12 years
  • Interest Age: from 8 to 12 years
  • Paperback dimensions: 5 x 7.8 in
  • Hardcover dimensions: 5 x 7.8 in
  • Publication date: Sep 19, 2017
  • Rights/Sales territory:
  • Format: Paperback | Ebook | Hardcover
  • Pages: 216
  • Series: Long-Lost Secret Diary
  • Imprint: Jolly Fish Press
  • Subjects:
    JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Pirates
    JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Reviews of The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Pirate:

"A newly minted knight goes from zero to hero."—Kirkus Reviews


"Simple, engaging stories in a diary format that tell realistic (up to a point) stories with adventurous plots about what it would be like to be a pirate or a knight." —School Library Connection

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