Longbeard, a loathed and prickly pirate, and his cranky crew have been stirring up trouble in the English Channel. Luckily, Sir Gadabout is on a mission to save sailors from the scurvy scoundrels. But Sir Gadabout's never sailed a ship before and the pirates don't have much love for landlubbers ...A shiver-yer-timbers sea story exploding with cannonballs and cutlasses and starring Camelot's crassest knight!
Martyn Beardsley was born, and has spent his life, in Nottingham. A civil servant for many years, he gave it up to concentrate on a writing career. Apart from being a children's author, one of his great passions is history and in 2002 he published a biography of Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer. A committed Buddhist, he is interested in reading, sport, keep-fit and yoga. Martyn Beardsley is married with one daughter and a mad dog. Tony Ross is one of the most popular and successful of all children's illustrators, with many picture books to his name as well as line drawings for many fiction titles.