It had been four years since the triplets had seen their parents -- and for most of that time, they'd thought their parents were dead...
Alistair, Alice and Alex have returned home safe from their adventures, but now that they know their homeland, Gerander, is in danger they can't sit by and do nothing. Together with their friend Tibby Rose, they join FIG -- an organisation working to free Gerander from the rule of greedy Queen Eugenia of Souris.
Posing as orphans, Alex and Alice are sent on a risky undercover mission to the capital of Gerander in a desperate attempt to learn the Sourians plans -- only to encounter some old enemies . . . and some new ones.
Meanwhile, Alistair and Tibby Rose set out to find Gerander's secret paths and rescue Alistair';s parents from an enemy prison. But someone is determined to stop them -- someone who seems to know their every move. Is it possible FIG has a traitor? Ages: 8-12
About the Author
Frances Watts spent nearly ten years working with some of Australia’s most talented children’s authors and illustrators as an editor before writing a book of her own. Her bestselling picture book Kisses for Daddy (illustrated by David Legge), was named an Honour Book in the Early Childhood category of the 2006 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, and has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide in many different languages. Her second picture book with David Legge, Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books, won the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in the 2008 CBCA Book of the Year awards.
Captain Crabclaw’s Crew is the third book by this successful team. As well as continuing to write picture books, Frances has been working on a series of junior novels about two very unlikely superheroes, Extraordinary Ernie and Marvellous Maud, with the heroic illustrator Judy Watson. The third book in the series, The Greatest Sheep in History, will be published in April 2009.
Frances lives in Sydney’s inner west, and divides her time between writing and editing.
Series: The Gerander Trilogy
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st October 2011
Publisher: ABC Books
Dimensions (cm): 13.5 x 20.5 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.54