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Sam Maggs & Kendra Wells' Virtual Bookshelf

Sam Maggs and Kendra Wells, authors of Tell No Tales, share their recommendations for swashbuckling, adventure-packed reads.

Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas Cover Image
By Sam Maggs, Kendra Wells (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419739804
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Amulet Paperbacks - February 9th, 2021

Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 1 Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316471855
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Yen Press - May 23rd, 2017

"Delicious in Dungeon is a medieval fantasy story about a group of adventurers who set out to explore a mysterious dungeon with a vast and complicated ecosystem, and along the way they learn how to cook and eat the plants and creatures within to sustain themselves on their journey. It's beautifully drawn and incredibly funny and a huge inspiration for my work."

- Kendra Wells


Compass South: A Graphic Novel (Four Points, Book 1) Cover Image
By Hope Larson, Rebecca Mock (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250121844
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Square Fish - June 27th, 2017

"Compass South is a sweeping story set in 1860 about two precocious young twins who get separated and end up in a race against time to find each other before a group of pirates who think they are the key to a dangerous treasure hunt do. Rebecca's art was a huge inspiration to me while drawing Tell No
Tales; anyone who enjoys TNT will LOVE Compass South and its sequel, Knife's Edge."

-  Kendra Wells


Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary 'Jacky' Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack Adventures #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780152050856
Availability: Backordered
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 10th, 2010

"The first in an exhilarating twelve-book series about an eighteenth-century girl and her life disguised as a boy aboard Navy and pirate ships alike. These books constantly leave you on the edge of your seat, and are some of my favorite fictional pirate stories ever."

- Sam Maggs


The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780156034623
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Mariner Books - May 12th, 2008

"My favorite non-fiction book about true pirate history, this delightfully-written book introduces us to the story of heroic Caribbean pirates who defied imperial rule and became folk heroes, inspiring revolts in colonial towns around the world. A great source for those interested in the piratical historical record."

-Sam Maggs