While the Jolley-Rogers are enjoying a day at the beach, little sister Nugget toddles into a cave. When she doesn't come out again, Mum goes in to find her. And, when Mum doesn't return, Dad follows. Jim Lad is suspicious and sends Bones the dog to Dull-on-Sea to find Matilda before he too ventures in to the cave. Jim Lad soon discovers a magical haul of treasure inside the cave has bewitched his family. Will the cave's spooky inhabitant, a sinister sea witch, keep them prisoner forever, or can Matilda and Bones come to the Jolley-Rogers' rescue?
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 10 x 140 x 185 mm
Matilda, Jim Lad and the Jolley-Rogers family are back for another swashbuckling adventure. This time the family is bewitched by a magical haul of treasure and it's up to Matilda, thwarted by the sea witches, to rescue them. Primary age kids will devour the easy-to-read but intelligent tale, helped along by Duddle's brilliant illustrations, which give the story real colour, despite all being black and white. -- The Big Issue North * http://www.bigissuenorth.com/2015/07/summer-shelved/13273 *