Atticus is on beach tidying duty with the kittens when he finds a
message in a bottle from Fishhook Frank. Fishhook is marooned on a
desert island, but he promises Atticus treasure in exchange for his
The treasure in question is the Casket of Desires,
which contains a sleeping mermaid who has the power to grant any wish.
But it is hidden in the deepest darkest part of the ocean, protected by
the most hideous, fearsome sea-creatures known to pirate lore.
Atticus sets out to
rescue Fishhook Frank and find the Casket of Desires with his owners,
the Cheddar family.
But it's not all plain sailing.
The pirate with
the biggest beard-jumper in the nautical world - Captain Black
Beard-Jumper - is also on the look out for the Casket and he'll curse
anyone who gets in his way...
Jennifer Gray lives in London and Scotland with her husband, four children and friendly but enigmatic cat. She writes the Atticus Claw series, the Chicken Mission series and the Guinea Pigs Online series, co-written with Amanda Swift. The first book in the Atticus series, Atticus Claw Breaks the Law, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and won the Red House Children's Book Award - Younger Readers Category.