This title was the first of the original Pugwash series. It was published by The Bodley Head as a colour picture book in 1957 and reprinted in 1971 and 1992 and will be republished by Frances Lincoln in November 2007.
‘Captain Pugwash was a pirate. He thought himself the bravest, most handsome pirate on the seven seas…’ And so begins the Captain’s first rollicking adventure.
There’s nothing more likely to prompt our portly hero into action than the prospect of treasure. So when the valiant cabin boy, Tom, espies a mound of ‘yellow stuff’ aboard a nearby ship, the Captain sets off in hot pursuit.
Unfortunately, his villainous arch enemy, the horrible Cut- throat Jake, is not far away. Will the Captain be trapped by Jake’s dastardly plan? Or will Tom, the wisest little cabin boy on the Seven Seas, have a plan of his own…?