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Delighted brothers, six and nine, learn their £40 Playmobile pirate ship 'The Adventure' ...


Two young boys have signed a book deal after their Playmobile toy pirate ship sailed 3,700 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to Barbados.

Ollie Ferguson, nine, and brother Harry, six, from Turriff, Aberdeenshire, have sold their story rights to New York-based publisher WW Norton & Company.

The boys caught the attention of the book industry after their £40 ship set sail from Peterhead fitted with a tracker device and made it across the Atlantic.

Since then, Ollie and Harry, along with parents MacNeill and Vicki, have documented their continuing adventures on a Facebook page called The Days are Just Packed.

The boys' book - Ollie & Harry's Marvellous Adventures - is due to be released in autumn next year and will be published as part of the Norton Young Readers series.