Title: Lucy and the Pirates
Author: Glen Petrie
Illustrator: Matilda Harrison
Year: 1996 (First Edition)
Publisher: Tradewind Books Limited
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Good/Very Good
Description: "A rollicking, rumbustuous adventure story set in the days when pirates sailed the seas and no traveller was safe. When Lucy's father, a sea-cook, disappears – along with his ship and all its crew – somewhere off the West Indies, she is certain that he has been captured by pirates. A midnight visit from a sinister stranger called Half-a-Man and a purse of Spanish gold set the brave little girl on a quest to find here father – a quest that lands her in the midst of a swashbuckling adventure full of danger and heroism."
Excellent colour illustrations throughout – several of which are full-page or double-spread.
Glazed pictorial boards repeat jacket design. Spine and corners are straight. Unclipped (£8.95/$18.95) jacket is scuffed and creased along the upper edge, but remains complete and loss-free. A few pages are lightly creased from handling; otherwise the book is as new.
A lovely copy of a rare title.
Measures 30 cm × 21 cm (12″ × 8.4″). Oversize 4to. Unpaginated.