Scallywag on the Salish Sea

By (author): Sara Cassidy
Illustrated by: Mike Deas
ISBN 9781772032789
Softcover | Publication Date: January 1, 1970
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8 in
80 Pages
$9.95 CAD

About the Book

A nameless boy finds treasure, courage, and clues to his past in this hilarious high-seas adventure.

The Greasy Lobster, a pirate ship run by the notorious Captain Gallows, is no place for a kid. But when a young orphan arrives on board, the boy has no choice but to take the captain’s orders and get to work gutting fish in the galley. Without family, freedom, or even a name to call his own, the boy’s fate appears to be sealed, until fortune arrives in the least likely (and most disgusting) of places. Can he really turn his luck around in this ship full of thieving pirates, and does one of those pirates hold the key to this mysterious past?

About the Author(s)

Mike Deas is an illustrator of children’s books and graphic novels, including the Tank and Fizz series (by Liam O’Donnel), Aliens Among Us (by Ian Van Tol), and the Scholastic Canada Biography series (by Elizabeth Macleod). He grew up with a love of illustrative storytelling and fine-tuned his drawing skills and imagination through Capilano College's Commercial Animation Program. For more information, visit or follow him on Twitter @deasillos.

Sara Cassidy is the author of over a dozen books for young readers, including The Great Googlini (named by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Middle-Grade Books of 2018) and A Boy Named Queen (a Junior Library Guild selection and included on several “Best Books of 2016” lists). Her books have received numerous accolades, starred reviews, and been shortlisted for multiple awards such as the Silver Birch Express, the Chocolate Lily, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award, and the Diamond Willow Award. For more information, visit