Blog Tour: Pirate Nell’s Tale to Tell by Helen Docherty

Today it’s my spot on the Pirate Nell Blog Tour and I’m sharing a lovely extract for you all.

About the Book

Nell is finally a pirate!

And she has her trusty Pirate’s Almanac to help her sail the seas, even if Captain Gnash doesn’t like books on his ship. But when the journey gets rough and the captain is in trouble, it’s Nell and all her pirate knowledge that saves the day and leads them to the greatest buried treasure of all…


I love this extract, and the illustrations (the octopus is my favourite).

About the Author

Helen lives in Swansea, Wales, and is an internationally published picture book author. Her work, which includes the award-winning picture books The Snatchabook and The Storybook Knight ( The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight), has been translated into 25 languages. Her stories have been staged as plays and as an children’s opera, by a school in Canada. Helen worked for many years as a language teacher in Mexico City and the UK before becoming an author. She also has an MA in Film and Television Production (Bristol University), which helped to develop her skills in crafting narrative. Helen often collaborates with her husband, the illustrator and author Thomas Docherty. Their latest book, Pirate Nell’s Tale to Tell, will be published in September 2020. You can learn more about Helen, her books and story-writing workshops by visiting her website:

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