Author(s): Lucy Coats
Who's the grubbiest pirate on the high seas? Why, it's Captain Beastlie, me hearties! He is EXTREMELY dirty and pretty smelly too, and that is just the way he likes it. But as he eagerly counts down the days to his birthday, little does he know that his smart and shiny crew have a huge - and very soapy surprise - lined up for the big day. One grey and grimsome Monday, Captain Beastlie rolled out of his bunk. Three rotten cabbages and a bacon sandwich rolled out with him.;"Only five days left till my birthday!" he roared, picking a bogey out of his nose and licking it. "Mmmn! Slimey!"
Lucy worked as a children's editor and bookseller before turning to full-time writing, and is the author of more than twenty-five titles for all ages. She lives in the countryside with her husband, two children, three lunatic dogs and ten thousand assorted books. Lucy would (secretly) like to be a pirate captain and sail the seven seas, but her family will only allow her to fly her inner Skull and Crossbones when the moon is blue, or on every seventy-fourth Wednesday. This sometimes makes her grimsome and growly. Chris went to art school at the age of sixteen. During this time, he did various jobs, from delivering papers to washing-up. He has won the Nottingham Children's Book Award and been commended for the Sheffield. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have on his shelf as a boy. He is married with two children and lives in Yorkshire.