Midnight Pirates

Pirates, shipwrecks and a beach hotel run by kids? A thrilling seaside adventure by the author of The Everything Machine. When their parents jet off to America, three children decide to run the family’s beach hotel alone. How? By telling all the guests that there are adults behind the scenes. But running a hotel is hard work. The chaos just keeps mounting. And when a ship is wrecked near the seashore and crates of washed-up cargo are taken, was it an accident? Or does a sinister hotel guest have something to do with it?

  • A thrilling, sea-splashed yarn by top writer Ally Kennen
  • Ally is the best-loved author of The Everything Machine
  • Her other books include Beast, Bedlam and Bullet Boys
  • She has received four nominations for the Carnegie Medal

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    Ally Kennen

    Ally Kennen grew up in an isolated farm on Exmoor, with no flushing toilet, dead tadpoles in the taps, and annual rat infestations. Throughout her childhood the farm was a foster home to many children and teenagers. Ally has worked as a classroom assistant, nursery nurse, museum guard and archaeologist.


    Ally Kennen won the Manchester Book Award for her first novel Beast, and both the Leicester Book of the Year and North East Book Award for Beserk.

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