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.
a masterpiece of a picture book - The Book Chook
Margaret Mahy's many books - picture books, short stories, and fiction for teenagers as well as younger children - have been hugely successful all round the world and she is indisputably one of the most popular and successful twentieth-century children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal and many other awards, and has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She lived in New Zealand until her death in 2012.