The Adventures Of Jack Scratch – The Curse Of The Kraken

After a mysterious stranger appears at The Crafty Trout, Jack Scratch and his friends find themselves entangled in an adventure of monstrous proportions.

Narrowly escaping a boatload of murderous moggies, crashing cannonballs and a treacherous seabird, Jack and crew set a course for the most fearsome stretch of sea known to catkind, in search of the legendary … KRAKEN!

This is the second book in The Adventures of Jack Scratch series of comics about Jack, a pirate cat, which continues fromThe Quest of the Hiss-Paniola.

Written and illustrated by Craig Phillips

$29.50 incl. GST

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  • This book is packed with humour that will have kids laughing out loud (and probably a few parents too).
  • A beautifully created A4 hard-cover book with cloth covered spine.
  • It is printed in full colour and created with classic comic series like Tin Tin and Asterix in mind.
  • 64 pages of full-colour illustrations by Kiwi illustrator Craig Phillips, creator of Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts, a graphic anthology of world tales.


“A massive hit in this house. My 6 year old is learning to read and it’s fair to say Jack Scratch is helping him enormously. He’s read both books over and over since we received them this week and he loves the characters. We’re hoping for a third!” ~ a Kiwi parent

“Third copy I’ve bought now. Love this book, bought it for my son first, then my niece, and now another wee friend: cats who are pirates and a kraken, what could be better? The illustrations are amazing and it’s just a great story.” ~ a Kiwi parent

A note from the creator

Comics are cool, we all know that! And comic books are FUN!

If something is fun for children, they will do it again and again!

Comics are a great way to engage young children into a real love of books. They are interesting and exciting and help develop their imaginations. Comic books really do offer a lot for children. You don’t necessarily need to be able to read to enjoy a comic book, which is great for young children and also children that have trouble reading due to issues like dyslexia.

Meet the Kiwi author and illustrator

Taupo-based Craig Phillips is part of the creative duo at indie Kiwi publishing enterprise Wildling Books. Find on more on his profile page.

Additional information

Dimensions30 × 22 × 2 cm

Hardcover edition



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Published by

Wildling Books


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