Author(s): Lyn Gardner
The Ghastly McNastys are the meanest pirates to ever sail the seven seas and are completely obsessed with treasure! They are closing in on Captain Syd's legendary hoard, but a film crew has come to Little Snoring and is right in their way. But there's a stroke of luck - they are making a pirate movie, and the McNastys think they can work as extras and steal the treasure! Youngsters Tat and Hetty have outwitted them before and can see what the dastardly duo is really up to - but will anyone believe them?
Lyn Gardner was a founder member of the City Limits cooperative where she edited the theatre section, before joining The Guardian. She has written several children's books including the very successful Olivia books (Nosy Crow). This is her second book for Piccadilly. She lives in Richmond with her partner and two daughters. Ros Asquith started out as a photographer, and became a theatre critic for Time Out, City Limits and The Observer before emerging as a cartoonist. She draws regularly for The Guardian. The first book in the popular Alien Schoolboy series was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and The Great Big Book of Families, which she illustrated, won the SLA information Book Award 2011. She lives in north London with her jazz critic husband.