A rib-tickling, larger-than-life pirate adventure for 7 to 11 year olds, with plenty of colourful cursing, fighting and eating.
HONOUR BOOK: CBCA Book of the Year, Younger Readers, 2003
No one, living or dead, was ever more polite than Horrendo. In all his eleven years he'd never said a rude word to anyone. But was his mother proud of her charming son? Not at all! For Horrendo lived in a cruel world where kind words were as rare as dragons' teeth, and pirates stole away twelve-year-old boys from under their mothers' noses .
A rollicking adventure on the high seas, bursting with fierce fights, foul food and bad behaviour.
Anna Fienberg is a wonderful storyteller who weaves quirky humour and great charm into her stories which are loved by both children and adults. She has worked as an editor and consultant for a national book club, but now divides her time between writing and mothering.
Kim Gamble illustrates with an eye for character and a sense of fun. He and Anna Fienberg have made many marvellous books together, including the Minton and Tashi series. Their books are enduringly popular with children and adults.
Short-listed Young Readers' Best Book Awards (YABBBA), Fiction for Younger Readers category 2005 AU; Short-listed YABBA Children's Choice Book Awards in the Younger Readers category 2004 AU; Short-listed Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALA) 2004 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
7 - 11