Fergus Crane

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Authors: Paul Stewart
Chris Riddell
Barcode/ISBN13: 9780385607193
ISBN: 0385607199
Imprint/Brand: Doubleday
Release Date: Jul 2004
Format: Hardcover
Series: Far Flung Adventures 01
Price $AUD: $22.95
Categories: Young Adult

A fantastic Dahlesque adventure from the authors of the bestselling 'Edge Chronicles'. A mysterious flying box appears at the window of Fergus Crane's quayside home and Fergus is plunged headlong into an exciting adventure. Featuring stunning black and white illustrations throughout, this is a wonderful, magical new adventure.

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Review by Catherine:

This is an adventure book that would interest middle primary school aged boy readers. The story is based around pirates recruiting children for a scheme that is revealed as the book progresses. The central character Fergus is also searching to find out what happened to his father, who disappeared before Fergus was born. There is a lot of use of idiosyncratic language for character names. The story seems a bit longwinded at the start but becomes more interesting and faster moving as it progresses.