Adrian Tans
paintings & illustrations


Here's the pitch, ready?...

In this interactive picture book for young readers, Captain Dare invites children on a treasure hunt they won't ever forget. Captain Dare and his crew of pirates are searching for a very special treasure, which is hidden deep in a dangerous jungle. But reaching this treasure won't be easy. Readers have to wade through a lagoon and sneak across a snake pit in order to find the pirate's chest.

As children repeat Captain Dare's catchy phrases and orders, they are taken on an exciting adventure through the world of pirates. Decorated with Adrian Tans's unique and beautiful illustrations, the jungle comes to life, and children discover that the treasure waiting at the end of their journey is neither gold nor jewels. It's a chest full of books, the greatest treasure for any pirate. Perfect for libraries and family collections, Pirate Treasure Hunt! is an adventure that satisfies the scallywag in everyone!

Whoa! Please have a look at some of the sample illustrations in the illustration gallery. Also, you can see more and order your own copy at,

Thanks everyone who supported my last book and I hope you enjoy this one!