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I don't have too much information but I'm looking to identify a series of books that I read back in the late 80's early 90s. The main character is a teenager who steps through a painting onto a ship, where he's part of the crew. They are constantly fighting a specific pirate.

I'm pretty sure there's a scene where to scare off a bear he has to shout really loud.

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I think you are talking about the Buccaneers series by Sheila K. McCullagh.

When Nicholas looks at the picture Great Uncle Jeremy left him, he finds himself climbing through the shining ring to the land of Ramir and the buccaneers on the The Silver Dolphin. Can he help Captain Harken and his crew in their fight against the Dragon Men...?

They were very short, each volume only 60-odd pages.

  • Thanks for coming back with an answer, I'll check these out, so far it looks like they fit... – AidanO Jan 25 '16 at 14:27

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