Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain

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Frances Lincoln Limited, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Set of six classic Little Tim stories with an audiobook compact disc read by Stephen Fry. Little Tim and the brave sea captain: Things don't go to plan for Tim, the youngest ever sailor, when he stows away on board a steamer! Tim to the rescue: Bored with his schoolwork, Tim longs to be at sea again, when who should appear but Captain McFee! Back on board ship, Tim befriends Ginger, the first ship's boy. Unfortunately, mischievous Ginger will need all of Tim's resourcefulness to get out of his next scrape, which involves some hair-restorer that worked all too well. Tim all alone: Tim arrives home after a long holiday only to find his parents have vanished. The courageous Tim is determined to search the whole wide world, if necessary, to find them. Many people offer to help, but sometimes their help is the last thing he needs! Tim in danger: Ginger is fed up with life on dry land. One morning, Charlotte and Tim wake to find a note saying he's run away to the high seas. They set off to find him, but with no money, the only way they can do it is to sign on with a ship's crew. Tim's friend Towser: Tim and Ginger find a puppy in one of the lifeboats and decide to call him Towser. But as Towser grows bigger and bigger, they have to work very hard at keeping him a secret. Captain Piper hates dogs! Tim and Ginger: Ginger pays no heed to the advice of the old boatman about dangerous tides. When he goes shrimping, he soons gets into trouble. Tim bravely rows a small boat out to sea to find his friend, but danger looms ahead!

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Little Tim wants to be a sailor and was very sad when his parents told him he'd have to wait years until he was grown-up. One day his friend the old boatman asks him if he'd like to go on board a ship ... Read full review

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Oh my. Quite scary. The kids want to know what grog is? This book is a child's dream of adventure. But a little frightening; going to "Davey Jones' locker" and sending a telegram to the parents that he is safe? Like the dream he gets the medal for bravery in the end. Read full review

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EDWARD ARDIZZONE was the eldest of five children. In 1905 his family moved to Ipswich, where he learnt to know and love the little coastal steamers that he was to draw so often in the Little Tim books. Illustrator of more than 170 much-loved children's books, Edward Ardizzone was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1956 and the CBE in 1971. He died in 1979.
Comedian, actor and writer STEPHEN FRY was born in 1957 in London and brought up in Norfolk. He attended Queen’s College Cambridge from 1979, joining the Cambridge Footlights Dramatic Club where he met Hugh Laurie, with whom he forged a highly successful creative partnership. He also trod the boards with the likes of Emma Thompson and Tony Slattery in the Footlights. Critical acclaim was followed by popular appeal with the move to television. Memorable outings included Blackadder, A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster. Big screen outings included Wilde, Gosford Park and Peter’s Friends. He also read all of the Harry Potter books for the highly successful unabridged audiobook edtions. He has written for television and screen, and as a newspaper columnist – for the Literary Review, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian. Stephen Fry's four novels are The Liar, The Hippopotamus, Making History and The Stars' Tennis Balls. He has also published Moab is My Washpot - an autobiography; and Rescuing the Spectacled Bear – his diary of the making of a documentary on the plight of the spectacled bears of Peru. His latest book is Stephen Fry in America.

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