The Curse of the Romany Wolves (Hardcover)

By S. Jones Rogan, Christian Slade (Illustrator)

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375856020, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2009



Penhaligon takes on pirates and sea serpents on the high seas.

The creatures of Porthleven are suffering from a mysterious illness that looks like Febra lupi, the curse of the Romany wolves, which has no known cure. The dashing apothecary fox Penhaligon must find a cure or risk losing everyone he holds dear!

Penhaligon uncovers a fragment of parchment that just might be a recipe for a cure—and it includes ingredients found only on the haunted Howling Island. But the obstacles Penhaligon must face on his quest for the cure make ghosts seem friendly: Pirates! Sea serpents! Double-crossing ferrets! Can Penhaligon make it back in time to save his village?

About the Author

S. Jones Rogan traveled the world, looking for adventure. She now encourages all types of book exploration as an elementary school librarian in Los Angeles.

Christian Slade received an MA in illustration from Syracuse University and a BFA in drawing and animation from the University of Central Florida. He lives with his wife and two corgis in Florida.