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Blackbeard's Treasure with Iszi Lawrence


23 Apr 2023




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Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival

Climb Aboard the Pirate Ship and Set Sail with Iszi Lawrence

Suggested for ages: 7+
Language: English

A riveting pirate tale set in the eighteenth century during the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean, perfect for fans of Emma Carroll and Jacqueline Wilson.

It’s 1718: pirate ships sail the oceans and brutal slave masters control the plantations.

Eleven-year-old Abigail Buckler lives with her father in the Caribbean. Her clothes are made of finest muslin so she can’t play in them, not that there’s anyone to play with anyway. She isn’t even allowed to go out alone. But when pirates attack Abigail’s life will change forever. Suddenly her old certainties about right and wrong, good and bad start to unravel.

Maybe Abigail doesn’t have to be so ladylike after all…

Supported by Bloomsbury

Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival is held annually and aimed predominantly at primary school children aged 3-11. Since 2013, the festival’s goal has been to encourage a lifelong love of reading in young people, with an exciting ensemble of literary events in both English and Welsh, hosted by incredible guest authors and illustrators.

Each spring for a whole weekend, some of Cardiff city centre’s most iconic venues are taken over by a packed programme, including storytelling and book reading, writing and drawing workshops, craft activities, quizzes and games, and even the occasional appearance of a character or two!



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