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The Curse of the Kraken - Book Two

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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!


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A M.
New Zealand New Zealand
The curse of the Kraken - Bk 2

The child I bought it for really loves it. The level is appropriate and the topic really appeals.

Jill L.
New Zealand New Zealand
The Curse of the Kraken 2

Havent received it yet

The Adventures of Jack Scratch

Hey Jill, please email us if your books haven't arrived and we will follow up for you. Bex

Rochelle F.
New Zealand New Zealand
6 year old seems to

6 year old seems to enjoy it

Laura R.
New Zealand New Zealand
The Adventures of Jack Scratch

Love the illustrations, the puns are clever and love the characters and story line. We haven't read the second book yet, trying to save it for my sons birthday but with having to isolate at home for longer who knows...

Jessica P.
New Zealand New Zealand
Engaging Adventures

My daughter had a lot of fun with the images on the end pages and figuring who was who within the book. Baby kraken is about the sweetest thing ever and the plot is light enough not to be troublesome. I do wish there were more than one female character, though she's very tough and positive which is appreciated. The quality of the book is splendid.

The Adventures of Jack Scratch

We are already on it re female characters. There are some amazing ones coming up in Jack Scratch #3!