Skip to Content

Explore your library catalogue

Simple search: enter Author name, Title or ISBN e.g. Hunger Games Suzanne Collins

Hairy Mole's adventures on the high seas

Hairy Mole's adventures on the high seas

Owen, Chris, 1972-; Mostyn, David

This is the second book featuring Hairy Mole and his bold pirate crew. This time they sail the high seas to Italy, looking for possible treasure and definite jam. On their epic journey the come across an Italian pirate ship - manned by colourful pirates with exotic birds on their heads!

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. Fiction 7+. General.
Published Winchester: Ransom, 2013
Rate this

No availability records for this item


Statement of responsibility: by Chris Owen ; [illustrated by David Mostyn]
ISBN: 1841670839, 9781841670836
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: 2007.
Physical Description: 91 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Pirates Juvenile fiction.; Mole, Hairy (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6
Interest Level: MY
Points: 1
Quiz Number: 210775

Author note

When Chris Owen lived in Italy by the sea, he dreamt of being a pirate. He didn't dream of being Hairy Mole exactly, but that's how it turned out. Chris has also written a number of sitcoms and books for grown-ups.


Once more Hairy Mole has the whiff of the sea in his nostrils. Together with his crew Belch, Pickle, the twins Crevice and Pitt, tiny Guff and Mr Bogey the first mate, he sets out to sail the high seas once again. On their epic journey they meet an Italian pirate ship manned by colourful non-smelly pirates with exotic birds on their heads. Bravely Hairy Mole and his bold crew struggle on, eventually to be rescued from certain doom by thousands of seagulls in the most dramatic and splendid way possible.

This is laugh-out-loud fun with Hairy Mole and his silly pirate crew! As with all four titles in the Hairy Mole series, this book is overflowing with excitement and adventure, the illustrations practically leaping off the page and the text struggling to stay still. The playful layouts offer a reduced amount of text on each page, making it even more suitable for newly independent readers.