Avast there ye scurvy landlubbers! What better day than International Talk Like A Pirate Day to announce that Mabel Jones and the crew of the Feroshus Maggot will literally be sailing the seven seas! Translation rights to this original and hilarious middle-grade piratical adventure series from first time children’s author Will Mabbitt, have now been sold in ten languages in the US, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Spain (Castilian and Catalan), Turkey and Taiwan!
As Will says: “I’m happier than a pirate in a bar-brawl at the news that the book will be crossing the seven seas to so many wonderful places”.
Editors around the world have fallen for the charms of fearless Mabel and the band of pirate misfits from debut author Will Mabbitt, illustrated by renowned artist Ross Collins! Take a look below for a little sneak peek into Mabel’s story, just don’t tell the Cap’n we showed you, or we’ll be walking the plank!
When Mabel Jones unknowingly commits ‘The Deed’ she finds herself swiftly bundled into a sack by Omynus Hussh the silent loris, and carried off to the pirate ship the Feroshus Maggot. Crewed by the strangest bunch of pirates you would (never) want to meet and captained by the dreaded Idryss Ebenezer Split – a wolf with a false leg carved from a human thighbone – the Feroshus Maggot whisks Mabel Jones off on the adventure of a lifetime…
The first title, The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones: The Voyage of the Feroshus Maggot, is set to cast off on 4th June 2015. To find out more about Mabel and her adventures on the high seas, follow @gomabbitt and keep your eyes peeled for a cover reveal on the horizon soon!