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Alexander McCall Smith gives the boarding school story a refreshing nautical makeover in this second dashing adventure for twins Ben and Fee. The twins attend School Ship Tobermory, a boarding school on a boat in Tobermory harbour. Having uncovered a hidden secret on another boat, the Albatross, on their arrival at the school, the twins are looking forward to enjoying some more relaxed school days. But the everyday school routine is soon disrupted and the twins and their school friends are off on another adventure involving present-day pirates and an island in the Caribbean. A lively adventure with an unusual setting.~ Julia Eccleshare
Join Ben and Fee MacTavish and their friends as they set off for the Caribbean. Their routine of seamanship and snorkelling, kitesurfing and diving is soon interrupted when Captain Macbeth comes into possession of an old nautical chart. When the map is stolen and a new Tobermory recruit jumps ship, Ben, Fee and their friends decide to investigate. But danger lies all around as they follow their quarry to the mysterious Shark Island ...
'There must be something about taking to the high seas, and writing for children, that has brought Alexander McCall Smith back to his best. The book bounces along charmingly' - Press and Journal, Book of the Week
'A lively adventure with an unusual setting' - Julia Eccleshare, lovereading4kids.co.uk
'Beautifully written ... This is a book we would strongly recommend to those looking for a story to read to their children or grandchildren, or for a book for slightly older children to read for themselves' - Undiscovered Scotland
'Exciting without being scary, this had me wishing I'd spent my schooldays on board a ship setting sail for the Caribbean!' - 4.5 STARS, The Book Bag
Publication date: 13/07/2017
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General
|Publication date:||13th July 2017|
|Author:||Alexander Mccall Smith|
|Publisher:||Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, General Fiction|
Alexander McCall Smith has written more than fifty books, including specialist academic titles, short story collections, and a number of immensely popular children's books. But he is best known for his internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, published in the US in 2002 and 2003. The first installment, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, received two Booker Judge's Special Recommendations upon its U.K. publication in 1998, and in 2003 received The Saga Wit Award (commonly known as the "silver Booker" for authors over the age of 50). The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series now numbers a total of five books (he is working on ...More About Alexander Mccall Smith
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