Winning Year: 2001
Illustrator: Chris Riddell
Title: Pirate Diary

Original Publisher: Walker
Current Publisher: Walker
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0744594308
In Print

Nine-year-old Jake Carpenter's ship, the Greyhound, is captured by pirates and he embarks on an exciting new life on the wrong side of the law. Follow his adventures in this swashbuckling account of pirate life.


Chris Riddell was born in 1962 in South Africa where his father worked as a vicar. The family return to England when he was one. Chris works as an author, illustrator and political cartoonist for The Observer, and has won several awards for his work.