When Desperate Evil Wicked Bob, a pirate, and his talking penguin, Captain Jack, come to live with Wilson and his parents, life suddenly gets more exciting. But the fun really begins when Captain Jack starts attending Very Elementary, a school as far from shipshape and Bristol fashion as a school could be. With a little bit of imagination and a lot of humor, Desperate Evil Wicked Bob turns mollymockery into mathematics, and young Wilson gets what every kid wants—a pirate for an uncle.
Douglas Rees is a librarian who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also the author of Grandy Thaxter's Helper, Uncle Pirate and Uncle Pirate to the Rescue, as well as two novels for older readers, Lightning Time and Vampire High. Visit him online at DouglasRees.com.
Tony Auth has been the editorial cartoonist for the Philadelphia Enquirer since 1971. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his work in 1976, as well as five Overseas Press Club Awards and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism. His cartoons are distributed around the world by Universal Press Syndicate.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (June 23, 2009)