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Pitt Street Pirates

2.71  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
While trying to win a treasure hunt, Captain Roger Redbeard, Sniffles the Cabin Boy, and Ellie, a band of modern-day pirates, uncover a real treasure.
Hardcover, 75 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Stone Arch Books (first published September 18th 2001)
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Kieran Curtin
A group of misfit aspiring pirates work together to discover some old treasure, at the expense of a snobby peer.
This book is great for socially awkward or self-conscious children to relate to, and also champions children who live in an urban council estate setting, over upper-class children. The various main characters all have suffered various misfortunes such as never meeting their father, being a large and awkward girl and being a bit dim.
I would use this book in key stage 2 to demonstrate h
Sam M
Aug 09, 2016 Sam M rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Kids build a boat in a backyard. The boat is predictably pretty shitty.
Roger nearly drowns because he has little regard for lifejackets.

Sniffle Smith sniffs.

The go on a treasure hunt because a girls dad is organising it.
Kids get excited. They go sailing - once again without lifejackets even after Roger nearly drowned. They wreck their ship on an island. Turns out one kid cannot swim, some pirate.

At this stage I began skim reading. It may have help my attention if I was 9, not 29.

3/10, pretty
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Sep 10, 2011 Chris Hays rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Fun for kids. Cheesy for those past high school.
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