The Fierce Little Woman and the Wicked Pirate

Illustrator: Sarah Davis

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Gecko Press

Age 3+

Picture Storybooks

A love story with a strong female main character and a pirate – great for both girls and boys.

The fierce little woman lived in a house at the end of a jetty. She knitted socks in blue and green wool, to sell to sailors who had got their feet wet. But when there were no ships at her jetty, she was quite alone. One stormy day, a pirate came to the house on the jetty. He stood on his toes, and starting tap-tap-tapping on the window…


Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s best-loved writers for children and adults, with an international reputation. She has won a multitude of awards and honours for her bestselling books, including the Prime Ministers Award for contribution to literature. She was shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018.

Sarah Davis is a major Sydney-based illustrator


As always the production and design by Gecko Press is of the highest standard. Highly recommended.

Magpies Magazine

Delightfully entertaining.

Tomorrow's Schools Today

The dramatic illustrations portray these characters beautifully and are full of quirky little details to draw the attention and give talking points.

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