Ages 9 to 12 years. When Big B is dragged from his comfortable life in Chicago by his grandfather's mysterious affliction, he thinks it will be the worst summer ever. But soon after arriving on Nui Island, he is caught up in a web of danger and intrigue. The Maemae Reef is dying, his grandfather's brilliant mind has been infected, and creepy island legends are coming to life. Big B and his friends rely on wit, courage and strength to unravel Nui's ancient secrets. What they uncover will help them save the island and break the curse of the Bone Pirates. The captivating plot will enthral and delight young readers.