Weird Street: The Curse Of Captain Cross-eyed by Margaret Ryan

Weird Street: The Curse Of Captain Cross-eyed

Written by Margaret Ryan
Part of the Weird Street Series

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Weird Street is a terrific little four book series that will get 6-9 year old boys (in particular) and girls really reading and enjoying it. Weird Street is on Johnny's paper round, a bizarre, scary and extremely unusual paper round, where he meets and befriends a whole range of oddballs and mysterious neighbours. The books are wonderfully imaginative and best of all, particularly for the reluctant reader, quite short.

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Weird Street: The Curse Of Captain Cross-eyed by Margaret Ryan

The paper boys on Weir Street don't normally stick around for long and Jonny soon understands why. It's definitely weirder than your average street. Who is the strange figure standing in the window of number 13? Is that a parrot on his shoulder? Jonny strikes up an unusual friendship with Captain Cross-eyed and even helps him to feel like a pirate that his sea-faring ancestors would be proud of!


'Jonny, the hero of the Weird Street series, is a very ordinary boy who meets very extrodinary people.'

About the Author

Margaret Ryan

A former teacher, Margaret Ryan is now one of Scotland’s most prolific and imaginative writers for young people. She has written the Fat Alfie and Airy Fairy series for Scholastic, the Operation Boyfriend and Little Blue series for Hodder, and two Littlest Dragon titles for HarperCollins. In 2000, she won the Scottish Arts Council
Award for The Queen’s Birthday Hat.

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64 pages


Margaret Ryan
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A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Publication date

2nd January 2009




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