Author(s): Alex Milway
It's stormy seas ahead for Tuptown unless Pigsticks and his loyal first mate, Harold, can track down an elusive pirate treasure on Little Piggy Island.
Tuptown is in trouble. To save it, Pigsticks and Harold must come up with a huge ransom to buy the town from greedy Sir Percival. With his piggy bank empty, Pigsticks turns to a family heirloom: the treasure map of Pigsticks's great-great-grandpig, Pirate Pigbeard. Dressed like scalawags, with a trove of swashbucklers' supplies, the daring duo sets sail. But the atmospheric (some might say "rickety") old pirate ship Pigsticks chooses can't stand up to the bluster and squall of the briny deep. Marooned on Little Piggy Island, how will Pigsticks and Harold find the treasure and get back to Tuptown in time? Adventure abounds in this third chapter-book adventure starring the valiant Pigsticks and his trusty pal.
Alex Milway has always enjoyed making up stories and, after leaving art college, he discovered that he liked to write and illustrate them as well. His interest in furry creatures first reared its head in the Mousehunter trilogy, where weird and wonderful mice ran riot all over the world. In the Mythical 9th Division, the fur quota got even bigger as he had to master the art of drawing a troop of yetis whose main purpose was to save the world. Pigsticks and Harold features a furry hamster and a decidedly un-furry pig. Alex is now a full-time author-illustrator and works from his home in London, SE20.