The Jolley Rogers and The Monster's Gold by Jonny Duddle
Congratulations to Jonny Duddle on the publication of Monster’s Gold the third title in the bestselling Jolley Rogers series for 7 – 10 year olds (and their parents).
In this adventure, Matilda helps Jim Lad and the Jolley Rogers pirate family search for gold, after finding a treasure map in a bottle. They set sail on the scurvy sea aboard the Blackhole following the mysterious map, aided by a strange looking fiddler, who warns them of the sea monster that likes to eat pirates who come for his treasure. After a nightmarish voyage the crew arrive on the shores of an island inhabited by banana eating monkeys, who capture the pirate family for their King. Banana Bill, a resident pirate, translates the King’s speech and allows them go on their mission to find grandpa’s wooden leg. Are they successful in their quest to release the pirates that have been eaten by The Pirate Cruncher? And how do they do it?
Lavishly illustrated in minute detail this book is full of fun and humour. Fans of Jonny’s picture books The Pirate Cruncher and The Pirates Next Door will love the way the two tales are woven into a new story, packed with action, adventure and a happy ending for the old pirates. This is a must for every Christmas stocking, boys or girls will love it.