book cover of Pirate Curse

Pirate Curse

(2006)
(The Wave Runners)
(The first book in the Wave Walkers series)
A novel by

 
 
The pirates of the Caribbean

have a name for kids who can walk on water -- they call them polliwogs. As far as 14-year-old Jolly knows, she's the last polliwog still alive. She is valuable to the pirate captain who raised her, for she can sneak up on an enemy ship by walking over the waves.

When someone sets a trap for Jolly's ship, Jolly alone escapes. She is washed up on a tiny island inhabited by a farming family -- and the ghosts who labor for them. The farmers have a son, Munk, who has been raised almost in hiding. Munk longs to go to sea, but his parents say that they are afraid of pirates, and they have forbidden Munk to reveal his true identity -- he, too, is a polliwog.

But pirates are not the only threat in the Caribbean. Evil forces are stirring, and a demon from the sea attacks and murders Munk's parents. Was the demon really after Munk? And Jolly, too? Why are the polliwogs so valuable, and who wants them enough to kill for them?

Jolly and Munk must sail with a strange crew of outcasts, led by the mysterious Ghost Trader, to avenge their loved ones and try to stop an ancient, malevolent force known as the Maelstrom. What it will cost both teens, no one can tell -- in this thrilling, swashbuckling fantasy from the extraordinary Kai Meyer.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Kai Meyer's Pirate Curse

Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Pirate Curse (Wave Walkers)
Author(s): Kai Meyer
ISBN: 1-4352-8429-1 / 978-1-4352-8429-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-22
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2007 : USA Hardback

Title: Pirate Curse (Wave Walkers)
Author(s): Kai Meyer
ISBN: 1-4178-2223-6 / 978-1-4178-2223-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


May 2006 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Pirate Curse (Wave Walkers)
Author(s): Kai Meyer
ISBN: 1-4169-2421-3 / 978-1-4169-2421-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2007 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Wave Runners: Vol. 1 (Wave Runners Trilogy)
Author(s): Kai Meyer
ISBN: 1-4052-1635-2 / 978-1-4052-1635-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2007 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Pirate Curse (The Wave Walkers Book One)
Author(s): Kai Meyer
ISBN: 1-4169-2473-6 / 978-1-4169-2473-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Pirate Curse (The Wave Walkers Book 1)
Author(s): Kai Meyer
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon