Cut-throat Jake and his ugly crew are busy celebrating on Cactus Island, surrounded by their stolen treasure. So they are caught off guard when Captain Pugwash and his men arrive disguised as a sea monster. But more surprises are to follow for all the pirates - when the real sea monster turns up to investigate, and Pugwash's crew are stranded by high tide. Luckily quick-thinking Tom the Cabin-boy is on hand to save the day again!
John Ryan was born in Edinburgh and spent his early childhood in Turkey and Morocco before moving to England, where he worked for seven years as Assistant Art Master of Harrow School. Captain Pugwash first set sail over 50 years ago as a strip cartoon. Since then he has featured in books, films and theatres all over the world. Now living in Rye, Kent, the home of smugglers in years gone by, John lives with his wife Priscilla, who is also an artist. He has three children and a regular crew of grandchildren.