About the book
It's not easy being the daughter of Captain Hook.
Twelve-year-old Jocelyn dreams of following in his footsteps - but her grandfather sends her to finishing school instead.
When her father meets his unfortunate end, Jocelyn sails to Neverland to avenge his death.
But she hadn't bargained on ticking crocodiles, lazy pirates and a trouble-making boy called Peter Pan ...
“... a captivating mixture of fearsome pirates, a courageous and adventurous female lead character, and a sarcastic yet charming narrator. In other words, this book is absolutely fantastic!”
“A clever twist on an old classic!”
“Heidi Schulz puts a fun spin on one of the most magical and wondrous fictional lands … Told by a narrator, with terrific humour and rich description, it reminded me of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (one of my all-time favourite series!). This was such a fun adventure, sweet at times, laugh-out-loud funny at others, and an utterly genius idea for a story. I enjoyed it immensely.”
Kate Ormand, blogger
“This book is an exciting new read for anyone that loves adventure and believing in yourself. I loved reading this book, it was fast paced with lots of twists and turns along the way! Definitely not plain sailing! A recommend for everyone.”
“A delicious new take on the famous story of Peter Pan … Debut author Heidi Schulz puts fun and entertainment first in this action-packed, warm and funny tale … an enchanting read, packed with adventure, brilliant characters and humour.”
Lancashire Evening Post
“The story is brilliant and mixes the idea of a posh victorian boarding school with pirates, mystery and mayhem … a fantastic book with brilliant characters.”
“Heidi Schulz has balanced the raucous humour of her woeful pirate crew […] with the power of friendship, believing in yourself and dropping in ideas of feminism by challenging the expected roles of girls and women in Neverland beautifully. Bravo. I can’t to rejoin Jocelyn on her next adventure”
So Little Time for Books
“I adored this book! It was a wild thing full of adventure and told by a kooky narrator that I loved … a magnificent tale bursting with imagination … 5/5 stars!”
“Written with a humour that will appeal to boys and girls alike, this book is delightfully funny and a little bit wicked … the narrator is deliciously irreverent. Like Lemony Snicket, he lends an element of cheekiness and unpredictability that readers will enjoy”
Children's Books Ireland
“Utterly charming … [Jocelyn] is a brilliant new character from the outset … All in all a fabulously charming read which I thoroughly enjoyed”
“... a novel that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages with its immense wit and entertaining story-line ... really captures the spirit of Peter Pan.”
Hook's Daughter in the news
TOP 5 FRIDAY: Professional Pirates
When I was younger, I wanted to be a 17th century pirate when I grew up (to the point that when there was a ‘pirates and princesses’ day at school, I was the only female pirate) ...
Final stop on the HOOK'S DAUGHTER blog tour
It’s the final stop on Heidi Schulz’s blog tour! Today, Heidi reads the swashbuckling opening chapter to HOOK’S DAUGHTER – in full pirate garb, naturally … If you're more of a reader than a listener, you can sample the first chapter here. Enjoy!
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