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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, who wrote under the pseudonym "BB".

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.

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

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