Pull Out All the Stops!

Pull Out All the Stops!

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There isn't much drama in Olive Town. The highlights of Cissy Sissney's days are the letters from her old schoolteacher, Miss Loucien, describing her adventures on board an old showboat with the Bright Lights Theatre Company. If only life were full of such adventure for Cissy, too. But then diphtheria breaks out in Olive Town, a silo crushes Cissy's home, and Miss May March agrees to take Cissy and classmates, Kookie and Tibbie, to stay with Miss Loucien until Olive town is safe again. The ramshackle crew on board the Sunshine Queen sail along the shoals and shimmer of the Numchuck River, performing plays for the towns scattered along the shore. But sometimes, on the treacherous Missouri River, danger levels rise too high even for the resourceful Bright Lights. Then only the bravest, and grandest, in the land can hope to keep the final curtain from falling. The award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean, captures the spirit of adventure and the power of imagination in this rip-roaring read.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192789961
  • 9780192789969
  • 622,772

About Geraldine Mccaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean was born and educated in Enfield, North London, the youngest daughter of a fireman and a teacher. She trained as a teacher, worked for ten years in publishing, and in 1988 became a full-time writer. Since then Geraldine has written over 130 books and plays for both adults and children and has won every major children's book prize. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband and their daughter.show more

Review quote

'It is, as usual, perfectly brilliant, and I'm rationing myself to three chapters a day to make the pleasure last.' Philip Reeve 'Geraldine McCaughrean is a literary genius possessed of a wild imagination. All her crossover novels are unforgettable, but this latest one is particularly joyful. A self-contained sequel to Stop the Train, it reads like a dream.' Nicholas Tucker, The Tablet 'an exhilarating read, with a fascinating cast of characters and a terrific sense of adventure.' The Booksellershow more

Rating details

116 ratings
3.35 out of 5 stars
5 14% (16)
4 35% (41)
3 31% (36)
2 12% (14)
1 8% (9)
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