Fergus Crane by Paul Stewart
  

Fergus Crane

Written by Paul Stewart
Part of the Far-flung Adventures Series

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A deservedly prize-winning title, Fergus Crane is a delightful, fantastical romp with a nautical theme. Young Fergus Crane receives a mysterious invitation to join the School Ship Betty-Jeanne. What he finds on board from the sinister headmaster Captain Claw through to his unlikely band of teachers does not inspire confidence. But Fergus is a brave boy and a bold one who has a great destiny marked out for him. When he discovers the School Ship Betty -Jeanne has sailed away to Fire Isle without him but with his timid school mates, he sets off in hot pursuit on the back of a flying horse. Wonderful illustrations embellish the fanciful details beautifully.

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Synopsis

Fergus Crane by Paul Stewart

A mysterious flying box appears at the window of Fregus Crane's quayside home and Fergus is plunged headlong into an exciting adventure when the box is followed by a winged horse that whisks him off to his long lost uncle and a mission to rescue his father. Ages 7-9 years.


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Inventive tale, action-packed ... An irresistable dose of sea-faring escapism The Sunday Times Another triumph from the Stewart-Ridell dream team Independent This deliciously funny and beautifully lllustrated book will have readers begging for more stories like it ... Chris Ridell and Paul Stewart have once again collaborated to produce a book which will tickle the imagination of their readers Through the Looking Glass A traditional and delightful adventure With Kids Move over Harry Potter! Magic and intrigue make this a riveting summer read Woman

About the Author

Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart was born in 1955 in London. He is a graduate of Lancaster University and of the University of East Anglia's creative writing course. For several years he taught English as a foreign language in Sri Lanka. Returning to England, he continued teaching before becoming a full-time writer.

His first book was published in 1988 and he has since worked for a number of publishers and had over fifty titles published.

Paul Stewart lives in Brighton with his wife, a primary school teacher, and their two children.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
240 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Paul Stewart
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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

07/04/2005

ISBN

9780440866541

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