Author(s): John Ryan
Poor old Captain Pugwash's worst nightmare comes true when he is marooned on an island in the middle of the ocean. But even worse than that, he is not alone -- and his fellow inhabitant is none other then his most deadly enemy, the villainous Cut-throat Jake. All seems lost. But, as usual, quick-witted cabin boy Tom saves the day and the captain and his crew end up sitting on a fortune!
* First published in 1957, John Ryan's Captain Pugwash books are real classics, loved by generations of children. * Facsimile of the first edition
The stories are wonderfully told: simple, clear language that stays on course... and of course the illustrations are so enduringly distinctive, with Pugwash of the late Pavarotti-like proportions. Book Magazine Lovely hardback reproduction. Independent on Sunday
John Ryan was born in Edinburgh and spent his early childhood in Turkey and Morocco before moving to England, where he worked for seven years as Assistant Art Master of Harrow School. Captain Pugwash first set sail over 50 years ago as a strip cartoon. Since then he has featured in books, films and theatres all over the world. Now living in Rye, Kent, the home of smugglers in years gone by, John lives with his wife Priscilla, who is also an artist. He has three children and a regular crew of grandchildren.