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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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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.
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
|Publication date:||7th April 2005|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical|
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.More About Paul Stewart