Jaundice and Kale Bland, two sisters who avoid excitement at any cost, patiently await the return of their parents, who left on an errand years ago and have never returned.
One day, the Bland sisters are kidnapped by an all-female band of pirates. They’re unwillingly swept into a high-seas romp that might just lead to solving the mystery of what happened to their parents …
This book is suitable for readers between 8 and 12 years of age.
With whimsical illustrations and Roald Dahl–esque wit, this new series is for readers who are looking for an anything-but-bland adventure.
Kara LaReau was an editor at Candlewick Press prior to becoming a full-time writer. She has published many acclaimed picture books for children including Ugly Fish, Rabbit & Squirrel, and Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars. Kara lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her husband and son and their two cats.
Jen Hill is a picture book author and illustrator. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied children’s book illustration with David Macaulay and Judy Sue Goodwin-Sturges. An erstwhile preoccupation with ghosts, folklore, mischief and mystery inspires her fine art paintings. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and cat.