The Curse of the Kraken -  Book Two
The Curse of the Kraken -  Book Two
The Curse of the Kraken -  Book Two
The Curse of the Kraken -  Book Two
The Curse of the Kraken -  Book Two
The Curse of the Kraken -  Book Two

The Curse of the Kraken - Book Two

Regular price $29.95
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.


After a mysterious stranger appears at The Crafty Trout, Jack Scratch and his friends find themselves entangled in an adventure of monstrous proportions.

Narrowly escaping a boatload of murderous moggies, crashing cannonballs and a treacherous seabird, Jack and crew set a course for the most fearsome stretch of sea known to catkind, in search of the legendary ...


 A beautifully created A4 hard-cover book with cloth covered spine.

64 pages of full-colour illustrations by Craig Phillips, creator of 'Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts' a graphic anthology of world tales.

Book two follows on from the first book, 'The Quest for the Hiss-paniola'.


Written and illustrated by Craig Phillips, this is the second book in The Adventures of Jack Scratch series of comics about a pirate cat.

Craig Phillips is a professional illustrator, working for publishers all around the world from his studio by the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo in New Zealand.

He has created many book covers for popular children’s and young adult books, as well as rock posters for bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers, DJ Shadow and the Foo Fighters.

Craig recently retold and illustrated ‘Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts’ a graphic anthology of world tales.  He won the Russell Clark Award for Illustration in the 2018 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults for this book.

About The Book


This is the second book in the series and follows on after 'The Quest for the Hiss-paniola'.  This book is packed with humour that will have kids laughing out loud (and probably a few parents too).

A beautifully illustrated A4 hardcover book with a stunning cloth spine. It is printed in full colour and created with classic comic series like Tin Tin and Asterix in mind.

About Comics

Comics are cool, we all know that! And comic books are FUN!

If something is fun for children, they will do it again and again!

Comics are a great way to engage young children into a real love of books. They are interesting and exciting and help develop their imaginations. Comic books really do offer a lot for children. You don’t necessarily need to be able to read to enjoy a comic book, which is great for young children and also children that have trouble reading due to issues like dyslexia.

We want to RECLAIM comics for kids! This industry is set to explode because KIDS LOVE COMICS! SIMPLE!



It is important to us to use packaging that does not add to plastic waste issues that we have in the world.  We use cardboard boxes that can be re-used in your garden as a great weed mat or they can be recycled with your paper recycling.  We also use eco tapes, both brown and clear which can go into your compost or left on the cardboard to use as weed mats.


Free delivery NZ wide on all orders over $70.  Orders under $70, shipping is $5.50 NZ wide with rural addresses $9.50.  We will dispatch your order within 1-3 working days and you will receive an email confirmation with tracking details.  

Orders are shipped and tracked via Post Haste couriers and expected delivery within NZ is 1-3 working days, 3-5 working days for rural deliveries.

Please do NOT provide a PO Box address as Post Haste do not deliver to them. 


Cut off for Christmas is 24 November 2021.

Orders to Australia are sent via either NZ Post which is non-tracked standard international airmail or Australian Post E-Parcel which is partially tracked an d both charged at a flat $12. If you order an item that is a pre-order or out of stock, your order will be sent altogether when all items are in stock.
Expected delivery to Australia is 3-10 working days. However, since Covid 19 deliveries are taking a lot longer than usual.

Rest of the World

Orders are sent via NZ Post which is non-tracked standard international airmail charged depending on the amount of books/weight.
Expected delivery to 6-15 working days. However, since Covid 19 deliveries are taking a lot longer than usual, some up to 20-30 working days.

Returns Policy

Wildling Books wish all our customers to receive their products in perfect order. If there is something wrong with the product you have received or if your delivery is not correct, please contact us immediately at If you send us an email, please include as many details as possible including your order number and photographic evidence of any damage, and in some cases a photograph of the packaging itself. Please ensure you keep your delivery until the return process is complete.

No refunds, returns or exchanges will be processed unless contact has been made about any issues within seven (7) working days of receipt of your item. We may be able to extend this time under special circumstances, but please make contact as soon as you notice any problems so we can remedy the situation for you. We do not refund purchases on the basis of changing your mind.

There are no refunds or returns available for ebooks or printables, so please choose carefully when ordering. We may ask for you to return the product in which case, we will refund the value of the purchased product, but we do not have to refund the value of the shipping. If you are required to return the product, you must pay for the shipping to return the goods and this must also be arranged by yourself. The goods are your responsibility until they reach our office. Please ensure you pack the return safely to prevent any damage to the products or boxes. New Zealand customers are protected by the Consumer Guarantees Act.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews Write a review
Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 18 Reviews
Write a Review Ask a Question

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
Joan R.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
The curse of the kraken - book two

Highly recommend

Amelia-Jayne Y.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product
A massive hit in this house

My 6 year old is learning to read and it's fair to say Jack Scratch is helping him enormously. He's read both books over and over since we received them this week and he loves the characters. We're hoping for a third!

Rachael L.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product
Third copy I’ve bought now

Love this book, bought it for my son first, then my niece, and now another wee friend: cats who are pirates and a kraken, what could be better? The illustrations are amazing and it’s just a great story

Kristy H.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product
Beautifully made book

This book along with all the others I have purchased are just amazingly beautiful. Well crafted excellent quality books, and the stories-oh my goodness SO MUCH FUN to read! Thank you for these beautiful books!

Bridget V.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product
Awesome book!

Highly recommended

Rachael L.
New Zealand New Zealand
As loved as the first

My son loves this second book as much as the first, as does his little sister. have now bought both for my niece - cats and pirates-what a combo

You may also like