In this section:


Shop for books

Back to list

The Diamond Ship

The Diamond Ship Binding: Paperback, 100 pages
ISBN: 978-1-906132-49-1
UK £6.99
Publication date: 01/09/14

Format: 198mm x 129mm

BISAC Code: JUV002050, JUV016020


A tale of pirates and plunder from The Man from Story Mountain.
Here's a true story that waited three hundred years to be told. It's the most exciting moment in pirate history, and yet this little book is the first to tell it! What do pirates love more than anything? That's right - treasure!
It was in the year 1721 that a pirate captain named John Taylor took the largest single prize ever on the high seas. He and his crew of mutineers took a bounty that would take 48,000 years to earn on a sailor's wages. The diamonds were bound for the King of Portugal. He had used slaves in India to mine them. Now they belonged to Captain Taylor. Did he share them fairly with his men? Would you? Find out what really happened and learn some surprising pirate facts in this swashbuckling read.

About the author
Adrian Beckingham (A.K.A. The Man from Story Mountain) is a storyteller who has appeared everywhere from the Glastonbury Festival to The British Museum, from the Sahara Desert to the Himalayan Mountains. He is no stranger to sea faring adventures, undertaking his first international ocean voyage from England to Australia at the age of three. He qualified for his full power boat license on his 16th birthday and he co-ordinated Greenpeace anti-whaling campaigns to turn back Japanese whalers in the 1990s.

Mogzilla have worked with Adrian to bring the spoken word power of his tales into a new series of short novels that are ideal for improving readers

For young fans of swashbuckling pirate tales, here's a true story that has waited 300 years to be told. Pirates are, of course, always in search of treasure and the diamonds destined for the King of Portugal are now in the hands of Captain Taylor. They are the largest single prize in history so there should be plenty to go round - so did he share them fairly with his men? What do you think? Excellent storytelling brings the tale alive - fantastic to read aloud. Parents in Touch

Also by Adrian Beckingham

In The King of the Things (Adrian's first book for Mogzilla) Hunch gets into trouble in the wild woods when he bumps into The Things - creatures so weird that no one has ever been able to describe them.

In GobDrop and SnowShine (Adrian's second book for Mogzilla) Elf SnowShine is captured by GobDrop - the world's most disgusting goblin.

Email to arrange for Adrian to visit your school, library or festival.

Keep in touch with Mogzilla Books on Facebook