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Jonny Duddle

Hailing from North Wales, landlubber Jonny Duddle spent his childhood riding his bike and exploring forests. When he wasn’t outside, you’d find him up in his bedroom drawing. While working as a computer game designer, Jonny came up with an idea for a picture book about a pirate-crunching sea monster called The Pirate Cruncher. Published in 2009, this bestselling and multi-award winning book paved the way for more exciting pirate adventures including The Pirates Next Door (2011) which won the 2012 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. As well as pirates, Jonny has written about both space and dinosaurs, with The King of Space (2013) and Gigantosaurus (2014) both receiving critical acclaim. More recently, Jonny has created new covers for J K Rowling’s Harry Potter series.


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Jonny Duddle Books

  • The Pirate Cruncher

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: CRH2
    Paperback 3 years +
    (5)
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    The Pirate Cruncher is a rip-roaring romp with illustrations full of detail and intrigue and a mixture of prose and rhyming text that simply sails along. Jonny Duddle has created a stunning picture book that readers from 3+ will be captivated by.

    A crazy bunch of salty sea dogs, lots of hidden clues and a fold-down map add to the fascination. Jonny Duddle became a prize-winning author for The Pirate Cruncher's sequel, The Pirates Next Door, so this first instalment should not be missed.
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  • The Pirates Next Door

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: ADZQK
    Paperback 3 years +
    (5)
    The Jolley-Rogers - a pirate family, are moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town. Stopping to fix up their ship, this unusual family get the whole neighbourhood spreading rumours. Defying the grown-ups, Matilda from next door decides to become friends with the youngest pirate son. When the Jolley-Rogers leave, the town discovers they were wrong to assume the worst - the pirate clan have buried treasure in everyone's gardens (shown in a stunning double-gatefold). Matilda feels sad until she discovers her own treasure - an incredibly exciting new pen friend.
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  • The Jolley-Rogers and the Monster's Gold

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: APGFN
    Paperback
    When Matilda discovers a treasure map inside an old bottle, she shows it to the Jolley-Rogers and they all set sail to find the mysterious island. Only to end up in the belly of the dastardly Pirate Cruncher! Can Matilda and the rest of the Jolly-Rogers rescue themselves before it is too late? Or will they end up trapped there forever? Expect adventure, laughs and perhaps an almighty sneeze..
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  • The Jolley-Rogers and the Pirate Piper

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: BXZHD
    Paperback
    One morning the townspeople of Dull-on-Sea wake to find that their town is overrun with rats. Big rats, small rats, fierce rats, hungry rats - it is an infestation! Just when everyone is at their wit's end, a nautical stranger who plays the pipe turns up and offers to get rid of the rodent problem - for a fee. Once that rats have gone, the greedy mayor refuses to pay - so the Pirate Piper plays an enchanted tune and leads the children away. It's up to Matilda, Jim and Nugget to save their friends. The fourth title in Jonny Duddle's bestselling Jolley-Rogers fiction series.
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  • The Pirates Next Door Book & CD

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: AFAFC
    Other 3 years +
    Read along with author Jonny Duddle in this audio CD edition. The Jolley-Rogers family are moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town. Stopping to fix their ship, this pirate family get the whole town gossiping. Ignoring the grown-ups' disapproval, Matilda from next door becomes friends with the youngest pirate son. When the Jolley-Rogers leave, the town finds they were wrong to assume the worst - the pirate clan have buried treasure in everyone's gardens (revealed in a stunning double-gatefold). Matilda feels sad until she discovers her own treasure - a very special pen friend.
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  • The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: ALPLM
    Paperback
    (1)
    Every full moon, a mysterious ship is seen off the coast of Dull-on-Sea. Then, the day after, gold and jewellery are missing from the town. Can Matilda and Jim Lad retrieve the stolen booty from the mysterious ship before the moon fades? Or will they end up stuck on board with ghostly pirates until the next full moon?
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  • Gigantosaurus

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: AMXFE
    Other 3 years +
    All young dinosaurs are warned about the scary Gigantosaurus. So Bonehead volunteers to be the dino-kids lookout whenever they go into the jungle to play. Unfortunately, he is the original boy-dinosaur who cried wolf, or in this case, GIGANTOSAURUS! Finally, Bonehead's friends refuse to believe his warnings and the Gigantosaurus really turns up! In a vertical gatefold surprise, it looks like Bonehead has got crunched - but in a hilarious reveal we discover this annoying little dinosaur is safe after all.
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  • Jonny Duddle's Pirates Colouring Book

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: AQJTV
    Paperback
    Bursting with pirates, ships and monsters to colour in, plus over 40 stickers and some special scenes - either add stickers to recreate a favourite scene from the books or make up something wacky and new! Features characters from Jonny Duddle's massively popular pirate picture books, The Pirate-Cruncher and The Pirates Next Door, this is sure to be a hit with landlubbers and pirates too.
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  • The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: BRNUP
    Paperback
    This summer, Matilda is going on holiday with her friends, the Jolley-Rogers. Their destination is the island of Scurvy Sands - a favourite holiday destination for pirates. When Matilda arrives, the swashbuckling residents are not too impressed with her. She has clean teeth, tidy clothes and doesn't smell like she's been at sea for six months without washing - they are certain she cannot be trusted. But when Matilda discovers the secret of the legendary treasure of Scurvy Sands, the pirates decide that maybe some lubbers aren't so bad. A scurvy sequel to the bestselling The Pirates Next Door.
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  • Gigantosaurus

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: AKVRM
    Paperback 3 years +
    Make no bones about it, Jonny Duddle's Gigantosaurus is packed with prehistoric fun! It even has a gatefold surprise...

    Bonehead volunteers to be the dino-kids' lookout whenever they go into the jungle to play. Unfortunately, he is the original boy-dinosaur who cried wolf, or in this case, GIGANTOSAURUS!

    Finally, Bonehead's friends refuse to believe his warnings and the Gigantosaurus really turns up!
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  • The Jolley-Rodgers Cave of Doom

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: AMXGX
    Paperback
    While the Jolley-Rogers are enjoying a day at the beach, little sister Nugget toddles into a cave. When she doesn't come out again, Mum goes in to find her. And, when Mum doesn't return, Dad follows. Jim Lad is suspicious and sends Bones the dog to Dull-on-Sea to find Matilda before he too ventures in to the cave. Jim Lad soon discovers a magical haul of treasure inside the cave has bewitched his family. Will the cave's spooky inhabitant, a sinister sea witch, keep them prisoner forever, or can Matilda and Bones come to the Jolley-Rogers' rescue?
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  • Activity Book

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: AHAMA
    Paperback
    Bursting with crosswords, spot-the-difference, mazes and much, much more, this pirate-packed activity book also contains over 80 stickers to play with in the book, or to use to decorate things. With characters from Jonny Duddle's massively popular pirate picture books, The Pirate-Cruncher and The Pirates Next Door (the no. 1 bestseller that won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize), this is sure to be a hit too.
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  • The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: BVLVV
    Hardback
    This summer, Matilda is going on holiday with her friends, the Jolley-Rogers. Their destination is the island of Scurvy Sands - a favourite holiday destination for pirates. When Matilda arrives, the swashbuckling residents are not too impressed with her. She has clean teeth, tidy clothes and doesn't smell like she's been at sea for six months without washing - she's definitely no pirate. But when Matilda discovers the secret of the legendary treasure of Scurvy Sands, the pirates decide that maybe some lubbers aren't so bad. A scurvy sequel to the bestselling The Pirates Next Door.
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  • Jonny Duddle's Pirates Colouring & Activity Book

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: AXHMB
    Paperback
    Packed full of pirate activities and colouring in, ranging from spot the difference to crosswords, with everyone's favourite characters including Captain Purplebeard, Jack, Mathilda and many more. Over 300 stickers to be used in the book, on your lunchbox, wherever you like. Cover flaps have Jonny Duddle's pirate characters that can be popped out, as well as a pull-out scene at the back of the book, allowing for another level of pirate fun. Word count - 1,200.
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  • The Pirate Cruncher

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: AUWIC
    Other
    An old fiddler tells a pirate crew of an island bursting with hidden treasure. But once the motley men have set sail for the mysterious island, he also tells them it is guarded by the terrible Pirate-Cruncher! Eventually their greed overcomes their fear - when they arrive on the island, a hilarious fold-down flap reveals that the island itself is the Pirate-Cruncher, who promptly swallows the whole crew! Now available in sturby board book format.
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  • The Pirate-Cruncher Sound Book

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: AKXCD
    Hardback 3 years +
    Captain Purplebeard and his crew of cut-throat pirates are off to find an island packed with treasure! But could their greed be leading them into some monstrously big trouble?
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  • King of Space Activity Book

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: AJZQM
    Paperback
    Greetings Earthlings who love colouring, doodling, puzzles and games!

    Bursting with crosswords, spot-the-difference games, mazes and more, this out-of-this-world activity book also contains over 80 stickers to stick in the book or decorate things.

    With popular characters from Jonny Duddle's bestselling book, The King of Space, featured throughout there are also plenty of facts to devour.
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  • Pirate Cruncher

    Jonny Duddle

    Product Code: ABJWC
    Other 3 years +
    An old pirate tells a tavern full of salty sea dogs about an island bursting with hidden treasure. Once they've set sail for the mysterious island, he tells them it is guarded by the terrible Pirate-Cruncher. Eventually their greed overcomes their fear and, when they arrive on the island a hilarious fold-down flap shows that the island itself is the Pirate-Cruncher, who promptly swallows the whole motley crew! Jonny Duddle worked as a concept artist on the Pirates of the Carribbean computer game,which inspired him to create The Pirate Cruncher for Templar. Now available in paperback with an Audio CD A highly successful computer games illustrator, Jonny's work is visually appealing. Hilarious surprise ending with fold-down flap to reveal the monster
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