about the author
David LucasDavid Lucas was born in Middlesbrough, grew up in Hackney and studied at the Royal College of Art. He still lives and works in East London.
David has written and illustrated 14 books for children,...
Shiver me timbers and swash me buckles — it’s time for an adventure with the Skeleton Pirate!
The Skeleton Pirate is the Terror of the Seas, and he’ll never be beaten! That is, until he gets beaten by an unruly bunch of pirates and is thrown overboard. Down in the depths of the sea, he is rescued by a beautiful mermaid, only to be swallowed by a whale. But the whale has a tummy ache from all the other things he has swallowed — like a golden ship full of treasure. With echoes of Pinocchioand Treasure Island, this picture book is full of humor and irrepressible energy, a perfect adventure for little would-be pirates.