Melanie Curtis


Dependable, Primary, Intermediate, Will Mabbit, Ross Collins, Pirates, Kidnapping, Adventure

Document Type

Book Review


Have you ever wondered what happens if you pick your nose…and eat it? Well, according to Mabel Jones, if you commit such a vile deed you’ll be kidnapped by a band of dastardly pirates (she knows from experience). After Mabel is caught “itching her nose”, she is snatched into another world, full of blood-thirsty, villainous, animal pirates, the likes of which she has never seen before. It is only Mabel’s ability to read that saves her from walking The Greasy Pole of Certain Death, and sends her on an adventure helping this rag tag crew of pirates find their much-desired treasure. From the belly of a whale, to an underground crypt, Mabel meets many a friend and foe along her journey to find her way home.