Fergus Crane

Fergus Crane

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FERGUS CRANE! YOU ARE IN GREAT DANGER! I AM SENDING HELP. Signed T. C., your long-lost Uncle Theo Fergus Crane has an almost ordinary life - having lessons taught by rather odd teachers on the school ship Betty Jeanne, helping his mother in the bakery. But then a mysterious flying box appears at the window of his waterfront home - and Fergus is plunged headlong into an exciting adventure! The box is followed by a winged mechanical horse that whisks him off to meet his long-lost uncle and his penguin helpers, Finn, Bill and Jackson. Fergus finds out that his teachers are not quite what they seem - they're actually pirates! Can Fergus and his winged horse save his schoolmates from the far-off Fire Island? And who else will he find there...?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 172 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0440866545
  • 9780440866541
  • 53,339

About Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell are the creators of the hugely successful Edge Chronicles, which have sold over two million copies and have been translated into over thirty languages worldwide. Their other collaborations include the Barnaby Grimes series and the Far Flung Adventures, the first of which, Fergus Crane, won the 2004 Gold Smarties Prize. Paul Stewart is the author of a number of previous titles for children including The Midnight Hand and The Wakening (a Federation of Children's Book Groups Pick of the Year) for the Yearling list. Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children. Winner of many prestigious awards including the UNESCO Prize (for Something Else), the Kate Greenaway Medal (in 2001 and 2004 for Pirate Diary and Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver') and the Gold Nestle Prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, he is also the political cartoonist for the Observer.show more

Review quote

"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" Womanshow more

Back cover copy

From the creators of the bestselling EDGE CHRONICLES! The Daring Exploits of Fergus Crane And His Amazing Journey to the Emerald Sea THRILL to the Stupendous Adventure as young Fergus attempts to rescue his schoolfriens from a Dastardly Villain. GASP as he faces Enormous Peril Deep Underground. SOAR through the Skies and Rejoice at the Delights of the most Nutty Chocolatey Cakes ever made. 'Even better than The Cycling Fish' Montmorency Gazette 'Young Crane is a Credit to our School' Scowling Mermaidshow more

Review Text

"Move over Harry Potter! Magic and intrigue make this a riveting summer read"show more

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2 6% (111)
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