Author Susan Brownrigg with her book Kintana and the Captain's Curse

Hi! I'm Susan Brownrigg.

I write historical adventures for children aged 8 to 12.

My new children's book, Kintana and the Captain's Curse, is a treasure hunt adventure set in Madagascar during the 'Golden Age' of Piracy.

Kintana has grown up listening to stories of life at sea from her pa, an ex-pirate turned pet shop owner. So when a tall ship - The Nine Sails - berths at Pirate Island she eagerly joins the motley crew as a cabin boy - even though her main duty will be to look after the pirate's pets. But someone on board is determined to disrupt the voyage, could the dreaded captain's curse be to blame? Or it it the lure of buried treasure that will draw the ship back to her island home? One thing is for sure, Kintana is about to discover that sometimes adventure is found closer to home.

"Ahoy there, me hearties! Watch out for this swashbuckling adventure by Susan Brownrigg! It had me talking like a pirate all day! Curses & charms, cutlasses & treasure chests! Such fun! Perfect for 8+" Eve McDonnell, author of Elsetime.

"I really enjoyed my voyage through the pages of Kintana and the Captain's Curse. Smelly pirates, dastardly plots, a generous pinch of magic and an entire menagerie of exotic animals made for the perfect sailing/reading companions! A fine treasure of a book!" Jenny Moore, author of Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage & The Misadventures of Nicholas Nabb.

"This book is doubloons of joy with sprinklings of gold dust throughout. I LOVED it! Thank you so much Susan Brownrigg for taking me on such a thrilling trip to Madagascar with a cast of beautiful creatures and unforgettable characters. WOW!" Zillah Bethell, author of The Shark Caller.

"Who doesn't love a pirate story? This book brings the genre bang-up-to-date with a fabulous conservation angle and lots of unconventional animal characters. The titular Kintana longs for the life of a pirate and sails away on the Nine Sails. But soon talk of ghosts and treasure leads Kintana to question: Could the Captain's Curse be real? I enjoyed the playful character names especially, but also found myself googling Malagasy wildlife throughout - not because I needed it to understand the story but because I wanted to see the creatures Brownrigg describes for myself. An excellent, playful take on the pirate stereotype which straddles historical fiction and fantasy with ease." Barbara Henderson, author of The Chessmen Thief & Fir for Luck.

"Kintana and the Captain's Curse is perfect for Treasure Island fans: built on exotic animals, stunning coastlines and historical events, making it the perfect adventure story for 8-12year olds." Kelly Buxton, Reviewer, A Page Turner.

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