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  • 4 stars across 19 books
    John Ryan was born in Edinburgh and spent his early childhood in the UK and Morocco before moving back to England, where he worked for seven years as Assistant Art Master of Harrow School. Captain Pugwash first set sail over 50 years ago as a strip cartoon. Since then he has featured in books, films and theatres all over the world. Before his death in 2009 aged 88, John lived in Rye, Sussex, the home of smugglers in years gone by, with his wife Priscilla, who is also an artist. He has three children and a regular crew of grandchildren.
    27th September 2007

    Pugwash Aloft

    Welcome aboard the Black Pig for another exciting adventure with Captain Pugwash and his loyal crew. As they strike up t... More

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    1st November 2012

    Pugwash the Smuggler

    Captain Pugwash is delighted at the prospect of earning five hundred golden crowns for smuggling barrels of brandy acros... More

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    1st March 2013

    Pugwash in the Pacific

    The Admiral is under strict orders from the Prime Minister - to search the Seven Seas, capture Captain Pugwash and bring... More

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    27th September 2007

    Pugwash and the Ghost Ship

    The famous Black Pig, home to Captain Pugwash and his crew is in desperate need of a spring clean. But what begins as a ... More

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    1st September 2010

    Captain Pugwash and the Mutiny

    That most unlikely of pirates, the greedy, selfish Captain Pugwash is at the helm once more. And his familiar crew are a... More

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    6th December 2012

    Pugwash and the Sea Monster

    Cut-throat Jake and his ugly crew are busy celebrating on Cactus Island, surrounded by their stolen treasure. So they ar... More

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    1st February 2010

    Captain Pugwash and the Pigwig

    That most unlikely of pirates, the greedy, selfish Captain Pugwash is at the helm once more. And his familiar crew are a... More

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    1st February 2010

    Captain Pugwash and the Wreckers

    That most unlikely of pirates, the greedy, selfish Captain Pugwash is at the helm once more. And his familiar crew are a... More

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    1st April 1999

    All Aboard

    A simple Little Red Train book introducing young children to the concept of trains. Duffy drives the engine; carriages c... More

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    2nd September 2010

    Captain Pugwash and the Birthday Party

    That most unlikely of pirates, the greedy, selfish Captain Pugwash is at the helm once more. And his familiar crew are... More

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