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 started tap-tap-tapping on the window. Joy Cowley's classic story, out of print for many years, has now been republished by Gecko Press in this wonderful new edition, superbly illustrated by Sarah Davis. With a strong female main character, and a pirate, this appealing story is ideal for both boys and girls. First published 1984; this edition with new illustrations 2010.