When Lil sat at school doing spellings and sums, nobody, nobody guessed,
That she wasn't at all like an ordinary girl, and that under her jumper and vest . . .
Lil was a pirate, a swashbuckling pirate, whose home was a ship with great sails,
Who had travelled the seas in the blustery breeze and had ridden the waves with huge whales.
While other children are at home after school, eating fish fingers or watching TV, Lil is sailing the high seas, battling monsters, fishing for her supper and thwarting the plans of the villainous pirate Stinkbeard!
Swashbuckle Lil: The Secret Pirate, by author Elli Woollard and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson, is the first in an exciting series with two rip-roaringly rhyming, brilliantly illustrated stories in each book which make the perfect transition from parent-led to independent reading.