Margaret Mahy is New Zealand's most celebrated children's author. In 2006 she received the Hans Christian Andersen award for her contribution to international children's literature.
Sam has an ordinary life - but his mother used to be a pirate!
One day at breakfast, they decide to go to sea and an amazing adventure begins.
A brand new picture book edition of this timeless favourite.
Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) is one of New Zealand's most celebrated children's writers. She is the author of more than 150 titles, which have been translated into many different languages and sold around the world. Appointed to the Order of New Zealand in 1993, Mahy also won many global prizes for children's writers, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.
'It is in the nature of books, that they have the capacity to make you feel powerful about what you can alter and achieve in your life' - Margaret Mahy