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by | Jun 3, 2021

Book of the Month: The Pirate Mums

The Pirate Mums

Written by Jodie Lancet-Grant with pictures by Lydia Corry
Age 2+

Little pirate fans can climb aboard and sail the high seas in this tale of an eventful maritime school trip. Perfect for introducing young children to the idea that families come in lots of shapes and sizes in a fun way, it’s a swashbuckling LGBTQ+ adventure.

With main character mums who are strong, kind, and clever, this laugh-out-loud picture book (with optional sea shanties!) will help children understand that being different is what makes you special and that all families arrrrre worth telling stories about.

Win The Pirate Mums!

From Purple Beard to Long Jane Silver, tell us what your child would choose as their pirate name for your chance to win one of three copies of The Pirate Mums. Comment on the competition post on the Oxford Owl Facebook page with their pirate name to enter. We can’t wait to hear what they come up with!

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UK residents only. Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 27th June 2021. Terms and Conditions apply (PDF).


About the book

The Pirate Mums

Written by Jodie Lancet-Grant and illustrated by Lydia Corry

Billy often wishes his family could be more like everyone else’s. But when his mums’ nautical knowledge saves the day on an ill-fated school trip to the beach, he soon comes to appreciate their uniqueness in a whole new way.

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About the author and illustrator

Jodie Lancet-Grant is a Communications Director at Pan Macmillan, a publisher of non-fiction books for adults. When Jodie’s twin daughters were three, they started noticing that their family, with two mums, was different from other people’s. Jodie decided to write a book with two mums so that her daughters could see families like theirs in picture books.

Lydia Corry studied painting at the Royal College of Art. Her first book, Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror by Natasha Farrant, was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2021. She has illustrated several picture books.

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