Hook's Revenge

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Hook's Revenge

By Heidi Schulz; John Hendrix (Illustrator)

Disney-Hyperion, Hardcover, 9781423198673, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 16, 2014

Description
Twelve-year-old Jocelyn dreams of becoming every bit as daring as her infamous father, Captain James Hook. Her grandfather, on the other hand, intends to see her starched and pressed into a fine society lady. When she's sent to Miss Eliza Crumb-Biddlecomb's Finishing School for Young Ladies, Jocelyn's hopes of following in her father's fearsome footsteps are lost in a heap of dance lessons, white gloves, and "way" too much pink.
So when Jocelyn receives a letter from her father challenging her to avenge his untimely demise at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile, she doesn't hesitate-here at last is the adventure she has been waiting for. But Jocelyn finds that being a pirate is a bit more difficult than she'd bargained for. As if attempting to defeat the Neverland's most fearsome beast isn't enough to deal with, she's tasked with captaining a crew of woefully untrained pirates, outwitting cannibals wild for English cuisine, and rescuing her best friend from a certain pack of lost children, not to mention that pesky Peter Pan who keeps barging in uninvited.
The crocodile's clock is always ticking in Heidi Schulz's debut novel, a story told by an irascible narrator who is both dazzlingly witty and sharp as a sword. Will Jocelyn find the courage to beat the incessant monster before time runs out?


About the Author
Heidi Schulz lies to children for fun and profit. In addition to Giraffes Ruin Everything, published by Bloomsbury Kids, she is the author of the New York Times Bestselling Hook's Revenge, and a sequel, Hook's Revenge: The Pirate Code, published by Disney-Hyperion. Heidi's Patronus is pie.

John Shannon Hendrix is a Professor at the University of Lincoln in the UK and a lecturer at Roger Williams University in the US.