It's 1810, and infamous pirate queen Ching Shih and her Red Flags are terrorizing the South China Sea. Enter Desmond Dog, hero of the fishing village of Hong Kong! He's noble, honest and kind, and loves to help others. But he's also strong, daring and brave, with an excellent nose... in fact, he has the makings of an excellent pirate! Will Desmond be lured into a life of crime? And what will become of Ching Shih and her crew? Find out in this exciting tale of trickery, temptation...and treasure!
Another funny and fabulous Chinese Calendar Tale due out just in time for the Year of the Dog (2018)
Sarah and Harry Harrisonï½s work is a meeting between traditional Asian narratives and the universal taste of children for graphic stories. The tale-telling gifts shown in these books, along with the exuberance of the language and rhymes, make them unique in childrenï½s literature.
Thomas Keneally, author of Booker Prize-winning Schindlerï½s List and Ned Kelly and the City of Bees
Definitely a book for the family treasure trove. Sarahï½s delightful rhyme tells a captivating story of how a faithful dog saves Hong Kong from the evil pirate queen Ching Shih, and Harryï½s images are jam-acked as usual with interesting visual nuggets to capture kidsï½ attention!
Susan Ramsay, Editor, Young Post, Hong Kong
Brave, honest and loyal ï½ thatï½s Desmond Dog. But can he say ï½Noï½ to the beautiful but greedy pirate Ching Shih and her ruthless Red Flags, as they pillage and plunder their way across the South China Sea? Find out as you sail into the Year of the Dog with another winner from Sarah Brennan and Harry Harrison. Theyï½re back with one more Calendar Tale, and this time theyï½re in Hong Kong!
John Carroll, Professor of History, University of Hong Kong
Number Of Pages: 36
Available: 1st February 2019
Publisher: Novella Distribution
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 25.5
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1