The Tale of Desmond Dog


Desmond Dog is noble, honest and brave…but he’d also make an excellent pirate! Will the hero of the fishing village of Hong Kong be lured into a life of crime by infamous pirate queen Ching Shih? Find out in this exciting tale of trickery, temptation…and treasure!

Ages 6 to 12

” Definitely a book for the family treasure trove. Sarah’s delightful rhyme tells a captivating story of how a faithful dog saves Hong Kong from the evil pirate queen Ching Shih, and Harry’s images are jam-packed as usual with interesting visual nuggets to capture kids’ attention!” Susan Ramsay, Editor, Young Post, Hong Kong

“Brave, honest and loyal – that’s Desmond Dog. but can he say “No” to the beautiful but greedy pirate Ching Shih and her ruthless Red Flags, as they pillage and plunder their way across the South China Sea? Sarah Brennan and Harry Harrison are back with one more Chinese Calendar Tale, and this time they’re in Hong Kong!” John Carroll, Professor of History, University of Hong Kong


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Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 23 × 25.5 cm



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