The Second Hatpeople adventure 'Pirate Treasure Ahoy!', just launched, manages to tackle numerous issues in 26 pages of story and watercolour illustrations - one of which is gender equality.
One of the stars of the children's adventure is Captain Nell, whose mission is to seek and capture or destroy the Jolly Roger's pirate ship!
This adds a further dimension to the Hatpeople of Hatland who had already featured the Queen of Hatland reigning with the King in the first adventure 'The Little Helmet', going beyond a symbolic inherited role, to a female role of earned authority.
If you would like your children, both boys and girls, to have access to strong female characters this Christmas, Captain Nell in 'Pirate Treasure Ahoy!' is available at https://www.createspace.com/5404992, and will be available at Amazon in the coming days.