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’ Redwall series will love this story.
A merry romp that is much enhanced by frequent formally drawn ink-and-color scenes of an airborne galleon and full-body portraits of birds posing in 17th-century costume. An imaginative premise…
Referencing Robert Louis Stevenson and hearkening back to classic animal adventures of yore, this has the tone and style to appeal to thoughtful young readers; a coming-of-age element to gratify older ones; and drama, battles, and triumphs to entice the rest.
Readers should long remember the novel’s endearing characters, which appear throughout in his gracefully integrated full color pen-and-ink art.
—Publishers Weekly online
This is an imaginative adventure of thievery and bravery in the high skies.
—Library Media Connection
A beautifully illustrated novel for readers ages 9 to 12 who relish scenes of stealth and swashbuckling.
—Wall Street Journal
This thrilling book should not be missed.