The Pressure is on for Captain Atticus: Read an Extract from Atticus Van Tasticus 2 The Map of Half Maps

The Pressure is on for Captain Atticus: Read an Extract from Atticus Van Tasticus 2 The Map of Half Maps

Chapter 1
The Devil in the Detail

Atticus Van Tasticus sank deep into his hammock chair as the rhythmic creak and groan of The Grandnan rocked him somewhere near sleep. The sun was up, the wind was down and things were pretty near perfect.

How good is piratin’?! the ship seemed to sing. It was the ropes and sails pulling against the timbers of his very own ship. ‘How good is Piratin’?!’ whispered Atticus.

Gulls squawked as they wheeled in the sky, and there was the occasional piggish grunt coming from somewhere. Atticus liked the idea it was a flying pig, but guessed it was a puffin looking for love.

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Publisher details

Atticus Van Tasticus 2: The Map of Half Maps
Authors
Andrew Daddo, Stephen Michael King
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
03 March, 2020

Synopsis

The second book in the Atticus Van Tasticus pirate series from the hilariously funny team of Andrew Daddo and Stephen Michael King.ATTICUS VAN TASTICUS is back. And this time he means business. Having escaped certain disaster on the high seas, he’s on the scent of treasure. Then the call comes from above: 'Ship ahoy, Captain, ship ahoy!'If only it were good news, which of course it ain't. Vicious, mean and mighty unclean Bjorn Ironhead is on the warpath – and Atticus and his crew are in his sights. Stay and fight, or run and hide? But where do you hide a pirate ship, and who’s this Captain Half Map, and, most of all, where’s that TREASURE OF TREASURRRRES?!Join Atticus and his crew as they roll from one adventure to certain disasterrrrr…
Andrew Daddo
About the author

Andrew Daddo

Andrew Daddo has managed to have a crack at just about every aspect of the entertainment industry. He’s appeared on TV and stage, presented radio programs and podcasts, and even made movies. Best of all, Andrew is an accomplished author. He has written 25 books including picture books, chapter books, short story collections, novels and a vague biography – he’s hard to pin down. He also talks up literacy in schools.Photo credit: Anouk Daddo

Books by Andrew Daddo

Stephen Michael King
About the author

Stephen Michael King

Stephen Michael King is renowned worldwide for picture books like The Pocket Dogs and Where Does Thursday Go?. Books he has both written and illustrated include The Man Who Loved Boxes, Henry and Amy, Emily Loves to Bounce, and most recently Mutt Dog. Several of his books have been shortlisted by the CBCA, and they frequently appear on children's own voting lists like YABBA. Stephen has previously illustrated The Magic Violin, Follow That Lion!, Duck Sounds and The Gorilla Suit for the Aussie Nibbles range, and more recently illustrated the classic Robin Klein story: The Princess Who Hated It, for the Aussie Nibbles series.

Books by Stephen Michael King

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