This summer, Matilda is going on vacation with her friends the Jolley-Rogers. Their destination is the island of Scurvy Sands, a favorite destination for pirates. When Matilda arrives, the residents are none too impressed with her. She has clean clothes and doesn't smell like she's been at sea for six months — it’s clear she's no pirate. But when Matilda discovers the secret of the legendary treasure of Scurvy Sands, the pirates decide that maybe some landlubbers aren't so bad after all!
This follow-up to The Pirates Next Door will delight young swashbucklers!
"In illustrations that are positively awash with classic piratical gear and nautical detail, Matilda joins her friend Jim Lad and his buccaneer family, the Jolley-Rogers, aboard the Blackhole for a voyage to aptly named Scurvy Sands. Her welcome there is decidedly mixed ('My monkey can’t find any lice, / but says her hair smells very nice!'), though, until she passes the 'pirate test' by gathering clues left by Mad Jack to dig up, as revealed in a climactic double gatefold, a veritable mountain of glittering loot.... All the skulls, crossbones, fancy hats and coats, eye patches, carved peg legs, sashes, unkempt hair and beards, tattoos, and snaggly teeth on display will rouse mighty cheers from pirate fans of any stripe." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||5 - 8|
|Publication Date||Aug 7, 2018|