Monday, 11 February 2013

Pirate Gold written by Michael Salmon

Pirate Gold written by Michael Salmon


Publisher: Ford Street
Publication Date:  February 1 2013

ISBN:  HC 9781921665684 PB 9781921665691

Pages: 32

 Format: Trade hardback and paperback

Price: AUD $19.95 HC $12.95 PB

Category: Children’s Fiction

Age Guide: 5-9



 Yo ho ho and a bottle full of fun!

Avast there, me hearties! Join the Piganeers, the most bumbling band of swashbuckling pirates ever to sail the seven seas.

Suffering seaweed! Captain Porker’s treasure is missing, and he’s not happy!



Michael Salmon has written yet another entertaining children’s book.

Pirate Gold is full of pirate pigs and their scurvy captain who have some exciting adventures.

The illustrations are full of colour and all the characters are easily recognisable. Children of Primary age will be wanting to read Pirate Gold many times over.

At the very end of the book is a colouring page which can be photocopied for the kids to have fun colouring in. I love how at the end of both Pirate Gold and The Down-under Twelve Days of Christmas have colouring pages.




About the Author:

 Michael Salmon has been involved in graphics, children’s literature, TV and theatre since 1967. His work has been solely for young people both here in Australia and overseas.

Michael’s many credits include his Alexander Bunyip show (ABC TV 1978-88), pantomimes, fabric and varied merchandise designs, toy and board game inventions and the writing and illustrating of over 160 books. In 2010 the ACT Government commissioned a bronze statue of Alexander Bunyip that stands outside the new Gungahlin Public Library celebrating the Bunyip’s role in helping children to read.

Michael spends most of his time these days visiting schools around Australia. His sessions are lots of fun, with lightning fast cartoons, caricatures, silly prizes and general encouragement for students to develop their own creativity.

His website can be found at:

Also by Michael Salmon:

Bobo, My Superdog

The Down-under Twelve Days of Christmas

The Monster That Ate Canberra


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