Pizzas, Pirates and a Porcupine When Evie runs to answer a knock at the door it isn’t the pizza girl with a delivery, but a pirate with a treasure map. He stops for lunch, and is soon joined by a troupe of pirates with their pets – an elephant, chickens, a spider and a baby porcupine.
They dig all afternoon, but they don’t find any treasure. Dad knew they wouldn’t. He’s only just finished building the house and he dug down deep for the foundations.
The pirates don’t believe him. He’s a scurvy knave who has stolen their swag, they say, sharpening their cutlasses on the door step. Evie has to think quickly if she is to save him. But is there really treasure? What is the pizza delivery girl up to? And who will look after the baby porcupine that is curled up, asleep on her trainers?
A fun read for 6- 9 year olds.
This is the Book 1 in the Pets and Pirates series. See Book 2 "Eggs, Pegs and an Elephant" for a story about the baby elephant, whose name is Edward.