Captain Teachum's Buried Treasure

Captain Teachum's Buried Treasure


By (author) Peter Carter, Illustrated by Korky Paul

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 274mm x 4mm | 162g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0192727109
  • ISBN 13: 9780192727107
  • Edition statement: Re-issue
  • Illustrations note: in full colour
  • Sales rank: 193,992

Product description

Captain Teachum has a reputation as a wicked and terrible pirate. He has, so his readers are told, led a life of crime: capturing ships, making his enemies walk the plank, and burying stolen treasure all over the world. But then we discover some unexpected secrets about Captain Teachum's home life: he is more than a little hen-pecked, he has twenty five children, and his memory is rather unreliable ...Hardly surprising, then, that Captain Teachum has not been able to find his buried treasure. So, by the time Captain Teachum's story is finished and we see his mischievous grin as he lies in his hammock, we're left wondering how much of his boastful bluster about past dastardly deeds is true and how much of it is wishful thinking!

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'a masterly piece of story-telling, wonderfully illustrated by Korky Paul' The Sunday Times