Author(s): Scott Nash
Hoist the Jolly Robin! Fly with a swashbuckling crew as they soar through the air in search of treasure and lofty adventure. Captain Blue Jay, notorious and feared pirate of the skies, has a fondness for collecting treasure, especially eggs. Unfortunately, sometimes his treasure hatches: and this time the hatchling is the strangest one the Grosbeak has ever seen. Whether the chick is a young god or just an oversized bird who needs too much food, no sailor is certain. But one thing is clear: the winds over Thrushland are shifting, and dramatic changes are in store for all. Whether outwitting a gang of thieving crows, outrunning murderous weasels or rallying Briarloch's beleaguered sparrows, this motley crew must do all they can to stay together...and stay alive. This is an imaginative take on the piratical adventure, putting birds at the helm to steer ships that sail the skies. It is a young novel that will appeal to boys and girls: lots of action, adventure, humour, good guys and bad guys; and highly visual with maps and diagrams. With a faux cloth case cover and interior art that recalls hand-tinted engravings, this modern childhood classic makes the perfect gift.
Renowned illustrator Scott Nash's first novel features a tale of animals that succeeds in being both an original and a page-turner. The main characters are well developed, and the world in which they dwell is fantasy as its best. Nash vividly illustrates many of the characters and the action, which adds to the quality of the book. Fans of Brian Jacques' Redwallseries will love this story.- VOYA
Scott Nash has illustrated more than forty children's books, including Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields, Oh, Tucker! by Stephen Kroll and Tuff Fluff, which he both wrote and illustrated. Now, inspired by his childhood readings of such classics as Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe and a lifelong love of bird-watching, he has created his most ambitious project to date: his first novel and first foray into an entirely new and technically precise style of artwork. Scott Nash lives in Maine, USA.