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The Tale of Desmond Dog


It’s 1810, and infamous pirate queen Ching Shih and her Red Flags are terrorizing the South China Sea. Enter Desmond Dog, hero of the village of Hong Kong. He’s noble and honest as the day…but he’s also daring and brave, with an excellent nose…in fact, he would make and excellent pirate! Will Desmond be lured into a life of crime? And what will become of Ching Shih and her crew? Find out in this exciting tale of trickery, temptation…and treasure!


Product Description

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

Additional Information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 23 x 25.5 cm


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