Ferocious pirate Captain Firebeard thinks that he and the ruthless crew of the Horrible Haddock rule the high seas. But the dastardly pirates meet their match when they kidnap a small, feisty girl named Molly sailing to visit her granny. Even when they threaten to feed her to the sharks, Molly stubbornly refuses to cower in fear. Because she knows something the pirates don't aEURO" the true fiercest pirate on the high seas is none other than Molly's mother, and she won't be pleased to find her daughter kidnapped!
Cornelia Funke's bestselling Inkheart trilogy has been a huge hit and been made into a major motion picture. She has won the Book Sense Children's Literature Award twice and the Roswitha Prize. She was voted into Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in 2005. She lives in sunny Los Angeles.