mygrannyisapirate-200When my now 11 year old, Mr N, was 4, he was mad on pirates and dinosaurs. It was the memory of that time that prompted me to pick up today’s book, My Granny is a Pirate by Val McDermid and Arthur Robins at the library.

This book is written as a kid sharing a secret with the reader about his granny’s true identity – as a pirate. Granny’s piratical exploits are detailed along with a battle with ghosts and ghouls, all before granny is home in time for tea.

The rhythm of the story is fun and engaging and I love the illustrations of the pirates on the ship and the different adventures. It is a fun story, and if you have kids who love pirates, this is a great book.

According to the cover notes, this book was published in 2012… I wish it had been around when Mr N was younger.

Buy this book: – My Granny Is a Pirate