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The Ghastly McNastys: The Lost Treasure of Little Snoring by Lyn Gardner

Title: The Ghastly McNastys: The Lost Treasure of Little Snoring Ghastly McNastys

Author: Lyn Gardner

Illustrator: Ros Asquith

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Published: April 1st, 2015

Rating: 4/5

You may well have guessed from the cover of this book that it is about a couple of truly nasty pirates – the Ghastly McNastys! The McNasty pirates are twin brothers, Captain Gruesome and Captain Grisly McNasty who sail in their ship, The Rotten Apple, in search of treasure. This is their first adventure in which they endeavour to discover the lost treasure of Little Snoring’. Now, like in any great children’s book, you’ve already met the villains and now need to meet the heroes. These are the school friends Tat and Hetty who are equally determined to find the treasure! The story is humorous, with lots of wicked antics, nasty and gross acts being counteracted by the clever, resourceful children’s actions to outwit them.

Aimed at 7 to 10 year old readers, this book is divided into chapters with brilliant illustrations helping to bring the adventurous story of these vile pirates and their crew to life. The language is very age appropriate and children will love the wicked humour throughout the story – and that children are the only ones able to oppose the nasty pirates! A great, well paced, funny story that will appeal to independent readers. This book could also be shared with children by parents or teachers – a real rip-roaring tale that will have everyone laughing and enjoying the escapades of everyone involved.

N.B. This book was first published by Piccadilly Press in 2013 but the edition being reviewed here is the 2015 one published by Kids Can Press.

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk    amazon.com     barnes and noble

One comment on “The Ghastly McNastys: The Lost Treasure of Little Snoring by Lyn Gardner

  1. Pingback: The Ghastly McNastys – Raiders of the Lost Shark by Lyn Gardner | splashesintobooks

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