Crossbones - author and illustrator collaboration

Follow a group of mangy dog pirates as they throw away their leashes and embark on a grand adventure in search for buried treasure.
Magnus, Daisy, Ed and Spot used to be the finest pirates on the great sea, until a run of bad luck took the wind out of their sails.

Now, with a stolen map clutched in their paws, the dogs are looking for treasure again – but with endless dangers ahead, and with a mysterious new crew member lurking below deck, it seems their latest adventure might be their last.

Can the wily pirates change their fortune, and come out top dogs?



Title: Cross Bones

Author: Jack Henseleit

Illustrator: Chris Kennett

Publisher: Hardie Grant Children’s publishing, 2022

Meet the creators!

Adventure on the High Seas


To tell us all about this rapscallion crew and their pirate adventures, along with their process of working together as author and illustrator, it’s Captain Jack Henseleit and his First-mate Chris Kennett.

Check out our fun chat here


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