Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas

Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Dusan Petricic

Imprint: Tundra Books | Format: Hardcover | Pub Date: September 2009 |
Age: 8 - 11 | Trim Size: 5-1/4 x 7 | 128 pages | ISBN: 978-0-88776-895-8
(0-88776-895-4) | CDN Price: $12.99 / US Price: $10.95

He's back! The late Mordecai Richler had planned more adventures for his small hero and now, with the full support of the Richler family, award-winning author Cary Fagan carries on the tradition in a hilarious story for a whole new generation of Jacob fans.

After Jacob Two-Two's father writes a very important novel, the family makes plans to move to Canada.

They board the SS Spring-a-Leak for a journey across the ocean. Jacob Two-Two makes some new acquaintances — the unbelievably handsome Captain Sparkletooth, the acrobatic Bubov Brothers, the failed toy inventor Mr. Peabody, and the giant but gentle Morgenbesser. Most important, he makes friends with young Cindy Snootcastle, who keeps a secret treasure in her pocket.

But something is wrong on the SS Spring-a-Leak. A series of clues — a black eye patch; a parrot who squawks "Apple sauce in your underpants!"; and a sailing ship flying the Jolly Roger — can only mean trouble. Will the intrepid Shapiro and the fearless O'Toole really be left on a desert island? Will Jacob Two-Two be made to walk the plank?

Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas is a treat for those who know Jacob and for those who are about to meet one of the most endearing characters in children's literature.

A Quill & Quire Book of the Year

A Resource Links Best Book of 2009

“If asked the question about how this Cary Fagan novel stacks up against Richler’s Two-Twos, the answer would be very well indeed.”
Globe & Mail

“Fits into the series nicely in both breathless pacing and Roald Dahl-style zaniness.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Fagan crafts a zany tale that kids will want to read at least twice.”
Publishers Weekly

“Hilarious.” — Halifax Chronicle-Herald

“Will delight readers of all ages. Welcome back, Jacob Two-Two!”
Canadian Jewish News

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