Mosquito Mansion and My Misadventures in Mudland by Christopher Hedgethorne
  

Synopsis

Mosquito Mansion and My Misadventures in Mudland by Christopher Hedgethorne

Twelve year old Alexander Drabb, who prefers to be called Sandy, believes he has been sent to the strange land of mud to help run the sugar plantation, nicknamed Mosquito Mansion, of which his Uncle George is the manager. Finding that he was not wanted where he came from and not especially wanted where he has been sent, he seeks the friendship of Quaneva, a girl slave a little older than himself. Though Sandy is unaware of it, his freedom to travel allows Quaneva to play her part in organising a slave rebellion. Uncle George disapproves of this growing friendship and sends Sandy off on a bush expedition with the local militia to capture runaway slaves and destroy their rainforest settlement. On Sandy's return as a hero, the celebration of the expedition's success is thrown into confusion when the slaves rebel. Their misadventures continue when Sandy and Quaneva escape during the uprising and are swept upriver in a canoe, where they find themselves hunting and partying with the Indians. But who is the mysterious hermit called Where-am-I? Did the rebellion succeed? And when Sandy is forced to face his divided loyalties, who will he betray? Mosquito Mansion and My Misadventures in Mudland is a young adult novel set in Demerara, on the Wild Coast of South America in the days of slavery on the plantations.

About the Author

After leaving school at fifteen without qualifications, Christopher Hedgethorne has among other things managed to pass himself off as a sign writer, factory worker, door-to-door potato salesman, monkey minder, theatre director and playwright, with varying degrees of success. So far, what his life has lacked in coherence it has made up for in muddle, like the variety shops which sell everything from mosquito repellent to wellies in the land of mud, which is today called Guyana and which is where the author often stays.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
368 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Christopher Hedgethorne
More books by Christopher Hedgethorne

Publisher

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing
www.troubador.co.uk

Publication date

6th November 2014

ISBN

9781784620141


A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools