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Jonny Duddle

  • 5 stars across 15 books
    Jonny Duddle Biography
    Jonny Duddle is an a bestselling author who has written and illustrated multiple picture books and chapter books for Templar Publishing, including the Waterstones Award-winning best-seller The Pirates Next Door and The Pirates of Scurvy Sands which was one of our Books of the Month for March 2018.

    Jonny grew up in North Wales before studying illustration at college. He had a variety of jobs including working on a ship, as a children's entertainer in Majorca, a salesman and an art teacher, before designing characters for computer games. Whilst working in that job, he wrote his first picture book The Pirate Cruncher and his career as a book illustrator began.

    Our favourite Jonny Duddle Book Characters
    The Jolley-Rogers - from The Pirates Next Door
    Rex- from The King of Space
    Bonehead - from Gigantosaurus
    1st June 2010

    The Pirate Cruncher

    An old pirate tells a tavern full of salty sea dogs about an island bursting with hidden treasure. Once they've set sail... More

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    8th February 2018

    The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

    This summer, Matilda is going on holiday with her friends, the Jolley-Rogers. Their destination is the island of Scurvy ... More

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    1st March 2012

    The Pirates Next Door

    Pirate family the Jolley-Rogers move to a quiet seaside town in this award-winning best-seller by Jonny Duddle. Stopping... More

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    1st April 2015

    The Jolley-Rogers and the Cave of Doom

    While the Jolley-Rogers are enjoying a day at the beach, little sister Nugget toddles into a cave. When she doesn't come... More

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    1st August 2008

    Wishful Thinking

    Eleven-year-old Ben has joined the staff at the Wishworks Factory as Manager, Kids' Birthday Wishes. But a stupid mistak... More

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    1st September 2011

    Monstrous Book of Monsters

    Do you dare delve into the freakishly funny Monstrous Book of monsters where nothing is as it seems? Dr Thomas Jelly ha... More

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    7th March 2013

    Will Gallows and the Rock Demon's Blood

    Sky cowboy Will Gallows is finding life hard on the ranch. Should he follow his heart and join the elf side of his famil... More

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    19th May 2008

    You Wish

    When eleven-year-old Ben makes the ultimate birthday wish - the wish for unlimited wishes - he sends the magical realm o... More

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    2nd April 2015

    Will Gallows and the Wolfer's Deadly Magic

    Will Gallows is excited to finally be passing out as a fully qualified sky cavalryman - but it's not long before an old ... More

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    2nd February 2012

    Will Gallows and the Thunder Dragon's Roar

    The West Rock is crumbling. Land is fast becoming more precious than gold. Sky cowboy, Will Gallows, having fled his ho... More

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    3rd February 2011

    Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll

    Will Gallows, a young elfling sky cowboy, rides out on a perilous quest to bring the evil snake-bellied troll bandit, No... More

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    9th March 2017

    Jonny Duddle's Pirates Colouring & Activity Book

    Packed full of pirate activities and colouring in, ranging from spot the difference to crosswords, with everyone's favou... More

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    1st August 2014

    If You Wish

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