This hilarious adventure story features Captain Wafer and his fellow pirates. When the pirates kidnap a famous inventor they sail into no end of trouble. Unable to read, they land at the wrong island and, realizing the perils of illiteracy, enroll at the academy of the dreaded Dr Silkwood.
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Margaret Mahy's many books - picture books, short stories, and fiction for teenagers as well as younger children - have been hugely successful all round the world and she is indisputably one of the most popular and successful twentieth-century children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal and many other awards, and has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She lived in New Zealand until her death in 2012.
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140363270