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The Ladybird Pirate books.

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All right pirate experts, I've recently gotten a hold of 4 of the ladybird pirate books (continuing the Will and Captain Roger story). Delightfully they were classed as 'non-fiction'... :pir_laugh2:

But are these the only 4?

1) Will and the Gold Chase

2) Captain Roger's Birthday

3) Adventure on Shark Island

4) The Royal Visit

(the numbers on the spines)

And yes I do have a use for them...

God Bless,

Nathan

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A nice piece of memorabilia to have! Just some of the old "ideas books" and some old catalogues here.

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A nice piece of memorabilia to have! Just some of the old "ideas books" and some old catalogues here.

I'll bring them along next time we meet if there is any interest...

God Bless,

Nathan

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You don't happen to have a scanner do you Norro? Because the Ladybird book series could be the best contribution possible to Classic-Pirates.com!

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But are these the only 4?

1) Will and the Gold Chase

2) Captain Roger's Birthday

3) Adventure on Shark Island

4) The Royal Visit

(the numbers on the spines)

If we may believe Wikipedia... these are the only 4.

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I bought them all when they were first out as a child and there were only four then, though I don't know about outside the UK there might be more a bit like Jim Spaceborn

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Another question:

They also introduced a character known as Captain Foul who commanded the ship “The Barracuda”, however the captain or ship did not appear in any of the official Pirate Lego sets. Can somebody give some scans if he's in the book 'Adventure on Shark Island'. I never saw the books my self (not the inside).

Extra info,... for the newbies... :pir-wink:

You can buy them on Amazon... cheap stuff !!!

Will and the Gold Chase - Synopsis:

When Camilla loses her beautiful gold pendant, she is so upset that her uncle, Governor Broadside offers a reward.

Captain Roger's Birthday - Synopsis:

It's the Captain's birthday and Will plans a surprise party.

Adventure on Shark Island - Synopsis:

As revenge for playing a trick on him, Captain Foul captures pirate Anne and holds her prisoner on board the Barracuda, somewhere off Shark Island. Will comes up with a plan and sets off with Jimbo and Spinoza to rescue Anne but they come back with more than they bargained for!

The Royal Visit - Synopsis:

The king is coming on a state visit and Governor Broadside loses his badge of office- a serious offence! The governor could lose his job or even his head! So the pirates give up pirating for a while and mount a search for the missing badge. No one has any success, until Will has an idea.

Characters

Broadside's Family:

Aunt Prudence

Camilla

Governor Broadside

Dark Shark Crew:

Anne

Bo'Sun Will

Captain Roger (known as Captain Redbeard in Northern America)

Flashfork

First Mate Rummy

Jimbo

Popsy (the parrot)

Spinoza (the monkey)

Islands

Black Reef Island

Emerald Island

Hook Nose Island

Island of Fogs

Island of Ruins

Island of Skulls

John Silver Island

Pirate Hat Island

Pirate’s Nest

Sabatina

Shark Island

Skeleton Island

Edited by Capt. Kirk

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I had the Captain Rogers Birthday. I might still have it tucked away somewhere. If I find it does anyone want me to upload scans?

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I once had Captain rogers birthday but seem to have misplaced it, so scans would be usefull Skipper for me too Skipper.

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From the discription that Capt. Kirk gave, they sound like pretty good books.

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From the discription that Capt. Kirk gave, they sound like pretty good books.

They sure are, as far as I can remember.

And they are suitable for adults as well I believe. Its not 100% kiddish I mean (at least they weren't to my recollection).

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I know it's old... but did anyone ever scan these books? I have all the German audio dramas and English transcripts and both Activity books and the first comic book but never could find scans of these.

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On 5/25/2019 at 11:25 PM, kelceycoe said:

I know it's old... but did anyone ever scan these books? I have all the German audio dramas and English transcripts and both Activity books and the first comic book but never could find scans of these.

I don't have proper scans of them, as the books are too stiff to really fit into a scanner without doing damage to them... But I did take photos of them; not a perfect solution, but they're readable at least. I'll PM you links to ZIPs of them, you can do whatever you want with them from there (re-upload them to your website, etc).

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Oh, that's a good development! I look forwards to seeing them! :)

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If I may, I have my own personal update regarding the Ladybird books,

Having perused Ebay over the past week, I've seen them crop up on Auctions. So far, I have utilized the 'Buy it now!' Feature for Will and the Gold Chase, Adventure on Shark Island, and The Royal Visit. 

 

Nothing on Captain Roger's Birthday yet.

 

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On 6/3/2019 at 3:32 AM, kelceycoe said:

I'll be uploading them to my site at http://www.wskel.com/sb/pirates/ in the next few days, watch for them!

Thanks for sharing, also great website a good nostalgia treasure chest. I really dig it. ;)

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Got the Gold chase and Adventure on Shark Island< with Captain Roger's Birthday on the way.

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