Jonny Duddle’s swashbuckling sequel to the best-selling The Pirates Next Door
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 swashbuckling 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!
In her latest outing, clever young Matilda leaves Dull-on-Sea for a pirates-only theme park and joins the hunt for Mad Jack McMuddle’s long-buried treasure (The Pirates Next Door, 2012, etc.). 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…Yo ho ho and a bottle of sun screen. —Kirkus Reviews