Sarah and Harry Harry Harrison’s work is a meeting between traditional Asian narratives and the universal taste of children for graphic stories. The tale-telling gifts shown in these books, along with the exuberance of the language and rhymes, make them unique in children’s literature.
Thomas Keneally, author of Booker Prize-winning Schindler’s List and Ned Kelly and the City of Bees
Definitely a book for the family treasure trove. Sarah’s delightful rhyme tells a captivating story of how a faithful dog saves Hong Kong from the evil pirate queen Ching Shih, and Harry’s images are jam-acked as usual with interesting visual nuggets to capture kids’ attention!
Susan Ramsay, Editor, Young Post, Hong Kong
Brave, honest and loyal – that’s Desmond Dog. But can he say “No” to the beautiful but greedy pirate Ching Shih and her ruthless Red Flags, as they pillage and plunder their way across the South China Sea? Find out as you sail into the Year of the Dog with another winner from Sarah Brennan and Harry Harrison. They’re back with one more Calendar Tale, and this time they’re in Hong Kong!
John Carroll, Professor of History, University of Hong Kong