In the tradition of Treasure Island, an unlikely young pirate races a band of devious rogues for hidden gold in the start of a new middle-grade series by bestselling author Gregory Mone.
SEA OF GOLD
by Gregory Mone
Amulet/Abrams, August 2023
Twelve–year–old Fish—nicknamed for his skill as a swimmer—never intended to become a pirate. For starters, he’s just a kid from a poor farming family, and second, he absolutely hates to fight. But after his parents send him to work as a courier, one of his deliveries is stolen, and as Fish hurries to get it back, he’s captured by a ship of scalawags. And the mysterious package? It’s the key to locating the Chain of Chuacar, a legendary treasure. Swabbing the deck of the Scurvy Mistress, Fish will have to earn the trust of the fortune–obsessed captain and learn the ropes from the rest of the crew, including a boy encyclopedia on all things piracy, a tough–as–nails young thief, and a fearless girl with knives up her sleeves. Yet with mutiny on the horizon and a ruthless first mate testing him at every turn, Fish isn’t sure he’ll survive, let alone find the Chain. Armed only with wit, courage and determination, Fish leads his new friends in the fight of their young lives and a hunt for the hidden gold.
Gregory Mone is the author of several bestselling works of fiction and nonfiction for both adults and children, including the New York Times bestsellers Bill Nye’s Great Big World of Science, the Jack and the Geniuses series (with Bill Nye), and Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry (with Neil DeGrasse Tyson), along with Atlantis: The Accidental Invasion and Atlantis: The Brink of War. He is a contributing editor at Popular Science and an award–winning science writer. A graduate of Harvard College, he lives with his family on Martha’s Vineyard.