Bill Badger and the Pirates

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Bill Badger and the Pirates
First edition cover
Author BB
Illustrator Denys Watkins-Pitchford
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Hamish Hamilton
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 138
ISBN 0-416-26760-2
OCLC 12377884
Preceded by Bill Badger's Winter Cruise
Followed by Bill Badger's Finest Hour

Bill Badger and the Pirates is a children's novel with a canal-side setting, written and illustrated in 1960 by the prolific author Denys Watkins-Pitchford,[1] who wrote under the pseudonym "BB".[2]

The plot revolves around the release from prison of Bill Badger's sworn enemy, the cat Napoleon, and his attempt to capture Bill's barge, Wandering Wind. The novel blends a stirring story with deeper moral issues.[3]

Bill Badger and the Pirates is the third in the Bill Badger series, which ran to nine books over a decade from the first in 1957 (Wandering Wind, reprinted as Bill Badger and the Wandering Wind).


  1. ^ Short author profile Archived April 18, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ explanation of pseudonym
  3. ^ "Through the Eyes of a Child". Templar Knight. April 3, 2007. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007.