Atticus van Tasticus - Speak Like A Pirate

Thursday 19 September 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Ticket $7.50, Ticket + Book $14.99, Family Pass + Book $20.00
Tickets available until 19 September 2019 4:00 PM

1750, when times were tough and teeth were rotten…

Ahoy m'hearties! Join Cap'n Andrew Daddo and First Mate Stephen Michael King on Speak Like a Pirate Day to celebrate Atticus Van Tasticus - a junior novel about a 10-year-old pirate! Dressed up and talking like pirates, watch as Stephen illustrates Andrew's talk about their new book and enjoy a special Piratey afternoon tea!

A ten-year-old pirate captain? Absurd? Not in the world of Atticus Van Tasticus, a fabulously funny new illustrated junior fiction series from the brilliant and whacky creative minds of Andrew Daddo and Stephen Michael King.

As part of an ancient family tradition, young Atticus Van Tasticus narrowly escapes a life down the coal mines – or worse, going to school – when he gets to choose the gift of a pirate ship from his Grandnan’s treasure pile. It’s a choice that will change the course of history – well, OK, his story, at least. Atticus pulls together a rag-tag bunch of misfits – AHEM – a tough, brilliant crew, and sets out to wreak havoc – I mean – live a piratin’ life. 

With little else to his name, Atticus has a taste for adventure, beauty and danger – where any minute might be your last, and your next minute could be your best (…if only they could get off the dock).

About Andrew Daddo (Author):

Andrew Daddo is an author of 27 best-selling books for all ages - picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and adult non-fiction. He writes each month for Golf Australia and podcasts weekly on This Glorious Mess. Andrew is the full word nerd, and talks up literacy in schools across Australia. Atticus Van Tasticus, he says, is his favourite book yet.

About Stephen Michael King (Illustrator):

Stephen Michael King is a renowned and multi-award-winning picture book author and illustrator whose books are sold around the world. In a career spanning just over 20 years he has illustrated more than 80 books. Stephen lives with his family on an island on the east coast of NSW.

NOTE: The family pass includes a copy of the book and up to three children.