In this visually compelling picture book, Flinn and his friends find themselves entering a pirate world through the back of their school art cupboard. Enlisted by the less-than-fearsome Captain Stubble, the children set out to rescue his stolen ship. Little do they know that the ship has been taken over by a motley crew of pirate dinosaurs. Can Flinn and his friends save the day and will they get back to school before Miss Pie notices? A fantastic collaboration, combining the humour and imagination of the creator of Purple Ronnie and the exuberant artwork of Russel Ayto. Captain Flinn is an ideal book for all young boys.
Giles Andreae is an award-winning children's author and has written both fiction titles and best-selling picture books. His picture book, The Lion Who Wanted to Dance, won The Federation of Children's Book Award in the best picture book category in 1998. However, he is probably most famous as the creator of the phenomenally successful Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman. Giles lives in Notting Hill with his wife and three young children. Russell has illustrated books by prolific children's authors such as Ian Whybrow and Cressida Cowell. The Witch's Children was shortlisted for the Greenaway last year and this year The Witch's Children and the Queen is on the Smarties shortlist. Russell lives in Penzance, Cornwall.