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    Default Pirate books and school reading books

    When I was in first school I read a series of books about a Griffin..all I can remember is the Griffin and that I really liked the books but I can't remember the name..Did anybody else read them??
    Also, does anyone remember the childrens annual called "Bimbo" ?

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    Yep, Bimbo was a penguin who looked like Baby Crockett from the Beezer - they were drawn by the same artist and both were published by DC Thompson. Bimbo's best friend was a white either poodle or teddybear.
    Stumped on the Griffin tho...
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    I am also stumped on the griffin...and ive never heard of Bimbo. the Beezer was good though.
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    That's right, Bimbo was a penguin! Thanks Aidan for jogging my memory.
    I think the Griffin book will remain a mystery forever..no one has ever heard of it

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    Could it have been "Puddle Lane"?. I remember having a Puddle Lane book with a Griffin in it.

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    Woooooohooooooo!! Thanks Spider!!
    This has been bothering me for YEARS.
    I found out that the writer of Puddle Lane, Sheila McCullagh,was the one who wrote these books.."The Griffin Pirate Series".
    I can stop thinking about it now lol

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    I think it might have been The Pheonex And The Carpet, from the 70's. from maxine

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    Suddenley im back to the 70's and im at middle school listening and finger following stories to do with a Griffin, how I had forgotten this series of stories.......Thank you for the recall to a long lost memory

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    It sounds like it's from the pirate books,we used to read them in Junior school,I can't remember the name of the pirates just that there was a red,green,blue and I think yellow one.
    I have just found this pic

    Pirate books

    http://www.weirdbirdinlove.net/?p=290

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    Hooper youve just taken me back 30 years plus, thank you
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