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An action-packed pirate story, with bloodcurdling deaths, terrifying ghosts and adventures galore on the high seas. Orphan Jack Holborn stows away on a ship, little guessing the dangers and excitements that lie on his journey ahead. Before long he finds himself caught up in the middle of a mystery surrounding his long-lost mother, but before he can discover the truth, he has to survive the quest through an eerie African jungle for a famous diamond, worth more than Jack's wildest dreams.
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Other Oxford Children's Classics: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, Black Beauty, Flambards, Little Women, Party Shoes, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Call of the Wild, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Jungle Book, The Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Treasure Island.
Other Leon Garfield books published by Oxford University Press: Devil-in-the-Fog, Black Jack, and Mr Corbett's Ghost.
Leon Garfield was born and educated in Brighton, England. His art studies were interrupted by the Second World War, during which he served in the Army Medical Corps. After the war he worked as a hospital laboratory technician until he gave this up to devote himself to writing. His books have been widely translated and have won many international and British literary awards. In 1981 he was nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He was married with a daughter and lived in North London.
`stuffed to bursting with danger, rescue, and villainy' Philip Pullman
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Book Description PUFFIN BOOKS, 1970. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140303189