Susan Brownrigg – Kintana and the Captain’s Curse (7–11 years)

Ahoy there! The Nine Sails is casting off for Madagascar so all aboard for a treasure hunt you’ll never forget!

Kintana has grown up listening to stories of life at sea from her pa, an ex-pirate turned pet shop owner. So when a tall ship – The Nine Sails – berths at Pirate Island she eagerly joins the motley crew as a cabin boy – even though her main duty will be to look after the pirate’s pets. But someone on board is determined to disrupt the voyage, could the dreaded captain’s curse be to blame? Or is it the lure of buried treasure that will draw the ship back?

One thing is for sure, Kintana is about to discover that sometimes adventure is found closer to home.