Fergus Crane has an almost ordinary life—attending school on the ship Betty Jeanne and helping his mother in the bakery. But then a winged mechanical horse appears and whisks Fergus off to meet his long-lost uncle. Not only that, he finds out that his teachers are not what they seem—they're actually pirates! Can Fergus save his schoolmates from the far-off Fire Island? Perfect for 8- to 12-year-old readers, this is a deliciously accessible story.
"Part Dickensian comedy, part pirate adventure."--Publishers Weekly
About the Author
PAUL STEWART is a highly regarded author of books for young readers and is the co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles. He lives in Brighton, England, with his family.
CHRIS RIDDELL, co-creator of the Edge Chronicles, is an award-winning illustrator and political cartoonist. He lives in Brighton, England, with his family.
“Another triumph for the Stewart-Riddell dream team.”—Independent (U.K.)
“A whirlwind adventure: five stars.”—www.cool-reads.co.uk
“Brilliantly inventive.”—Independent on Sunday (U.K.)
“Great fun to read aloud.”—The Scotsman (U.K.)