Synopses & Reviews
Avast, ye scum buckets and scallywags! Judy and Stink co-star in their second full-color adventure - crawling with pirates and puzzles, carbuncles and chuckles.
As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on "Artichoke" Island, they are greeted by Cap'n Weevil, a one-eyed buccaneer with a scraggly beard and a secret treasure map. Before you can say "Davy Jone's Locker," Stink and Judy are racing across the island in search of gold. But - shiver me timbers! - they're not the only salty dogs lookin' for loot. Can Mad Molly O'Maggot and Scurvy Stink beat out their rivals, Tall Boy and Smart Girl? Can they find the hidden clues, crack the secret codes, and solve the tricky puzzles before time runs out? Aaarr!
Judy Moody is making a list and checking it twice, but all her brother, Stink, wants this year is snow. It hasn't snowed on Christmas in Virginia in more than a hundred years, however, so what are the chances that that will change? Enter the new mailman, Mr. Jack Frost, who not only looks like a jolly old elf but also seems to know a lot about weather patterns, has a fondness for the cold, and works looooooong hours during the holiday season. Plus it's the best time of the year, when strange packages and lots of surprises are swirling around, so isn't it possible that Stink might get his wish? Fans who curl up with this new Moody comedy can be sure that their bellies will shake like a bowlful of jelly.
As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on Artichoke Island, they are greeted by the mysterious Cap'n Weevil, a one-eyed buccaneer with a scraggly beard and a secret treasure map. Soon, Stink and Judy are racing across the island in search of pirate gold. Full color.
About the Author
Megan McDonald is the author of the award-winning Judy Moody series and its companion series starring Stink. She is also the author of ANT AND HONEY BEE, illustrated by Brian Karas. "I used to live near my sister in Minnesota, where its very snowy," she says. "My sister had a mailman whose name was . . . Jack Frost. For real! I never forgot because I thought it was so funny and so magical." Megan McDonald now lives in Sebastopol, California.
Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of all the books about Judy Moody and her brother, Stink. He is also the author-illustrator of the picture books THE DOT, ISH, and SO FEW OF ME. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.