Bill Badger and the Pirates

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]

Bill Badger and the Pirates
First edition cover
IllustratorDenys Watkins-Pitchford
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreFantasy novel
PublisherHamish Hamilton
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded byBill Badger's Winter Cruise 
Followed byBill Badger's Finest Hour 

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 eight books over a decade from the first in 1957 (Wandering Wind, reprinted as Bill Badger and the Wandering Wind). The final in the series was Bill Badger and the Voyage to the World's End of 1969


  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.
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