The Leaky Battery Sets Sail

The Leaky Battery Sets Sail

By Author / Illustrator

Gareth P. Jones



Age range(s)



Little Tiger Press Group




Paperback / softback




Wanted: Dead or Alive! (Or smashed into little bits and delivered in boxes.)
The robotic Steampunk Pirates are roaming the high seas, hunting for gold! But the evil Iron Duke has other ideas... He's determined to capture the pirates in return for a handsome reward from the King. Can the mechanical marauders stay one wave ahead of their enemy?
This hilarious new series from Gareth P. Jones, author of Ninja Meerkats, is sure to delight young readers with its madcap humour and larger-than-life robot pirate crew. Perfect for fans of Jonny Duddle's The Ghostly Galleon and the Space Pirates books, looking for more swashbuckling action!



Shiver m' timbers! This was a good book! For those not in the know, Steampunk in a new type of fiction that puts a science fiction twist on Georgian/Victorian history. The twist is that there is crazy technology all powered by steam engines. In the case of this book: steam-powered robots who become pirates.

This is the first in a new series from establish author Gareth P. Jones and it is a stonking good start. The action starts right on page one and the simple little blurbs that start each chapter are a great way of teasing the reader in.

The list of main characters at the front of the book mean that there is no story wasted on explaining who each character is we just dive right in and head for adventure! I'm not going to tell you the plot, as I want you to read the book, but I will warn you that is it a proper pirate story: there are cutlasses and cannonballs, mischief and mutiny, parrots and plank walking and, most importantly, heaps and heaps of gold!! What is really cleaver about this book, though, is the amount of things you will learn, without evening knowing that you are being taught. 160 pages / Ages 7+ / Reviewed by Hayley Nicholson, librarian

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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