Blog Tour, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Flyntlock Bones: The Ghost of Scarletbeard by Derek Keilty & Mark Elvins ~ Blog Tour

Yo ho ho and a … ghost!

The great pirate detective Flyntlock Bones and his crew are back for the final instalment of this fantastic trilogy for readers age 7+!

From the blurb:

The Countess of Bohemia’s jewels have been stolen by a ghost. Not just any old ghost, but the ghost of Captain Scarletbeard, the scariest pirate who ever lived! Flynn and the crew of the Black Hound must descend the murky depths to Davy Jones’s Locker to recover the treasure.

Fun characters, exciting adventures and boat-loads of humour fill the pages of this fast-paced story. With brilliantly expressive illustrations from Mark Elvins, readers will be glued to the pages from the first stomach-rumbling moments with the hungry pirates on-board The Black Hound to the final celebration when the case has been cracked! Ghostly pirates and a trip down to Davy Jones’ Locker reminiscent of Pirates of the Caribbean make this a sure hit!

Not only is the Flyntlock Bones series a fantastic set of adventure stories but there is also a whole treasure chest of fun resources available on the Scallywag website.

Lesson ideas, poetry, author videos, word searches and even board games allow children to go deeper into the story and enjoy discussing it with their classmates. Find bookmarks, code breaking and colouring sheets to take the fun even further! Mark Elvins’ fantastic illustrations are sure to inspire young illustrators to try drawing some of these daring pirates themselves!

Read my review of the first Flyntlock Bones book – The Sceptre of the Pharaohs:

Thank you to Scallywag Press for this super story! Follow the rest of the blog tour for even more pirate fun!

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