Ahoy, me hearties! Matilda and the Pirates Next Door return in a series of illustrated stories for young readers.
While the Jolley-Rogers are enjoying a day at the beach, Dad and Mom and little sister Nugget are mysteriously drawn into a cave. When they don't return, Jim Lad is suspicious and sends Bones the dog to Dull-on-Sea to find Matilda before he, too, ventures into the cave. Jim Lad soon discovers a magical haul of treasure inside the cave that has bewitched his family. Will the cave's sinister sea hags keep them prisoner forever, or can Matilda and Bones come to the Jolley-Rogers' rescue?
About the Author
Jonny Duddle is the author-illustrator of the hugely successful picture books The Pirate Cruncher, The Pirates Next Door, and The King of Space. The Pirates Next Door has sold over 100,000 copies in paperback in the U.K. and won the 2012 Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Jonny Duddle also worked as a character designer for Aardman Animation's Oscar-nominated film The Pirates! He lives in Wales with his wife and two young children.