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Far-Flung Adventures: Fergus Crane (Far-Flung Adventures) (original 2004; edition 2006)

by Paul Stewart

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Title:Far-Flung Adventures: Fergus Crane (Far-Flung Adventures)
Authors:Paul Stewart
Info:David Fickling Books (2006), Hardcover, 240 pages
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Tags:middle grade, fantasy, pirates, fiction

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Fergus Crane by Paul Stewart (2004)

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Fergus Crane has the adventure of a lifetime when he decides to travel to Fire Island to help out his friends. ( )
  AccyP | Jan 12, 2019 |
Fergus Crane is a boy living with his mother Lucia (the inventor of the world's best cookie: Florentines) and attending a school on a ship. His father has been missing since he was born and his mother has been mum on the subject. One midnight, he awakens to a noise and discovered a flying box with wings and a message inside. His life changes. Fergus sets out on an adventure to find out all he can about his family and meets new and old friends and family.


This book is lovely and I believe every child, especially those with overactive imaginations, should read it. Like the majority of children's books, it does feature illustrations; though unlike most children's books, these pictures are found almost everywhere, even right between blocks of text. This presents an almost graphic-novel-esque feeling to the book. The story is also well written, and I look forward to reading the remaining books from this series. ( )
  deepikasd | Oct 6, 2011 |
(For the whole series): own, truly exceptional children go on truly strange adventures. While each of these books could be read separately, they are definitely a series, as the kids all end up at the same crazy school in the end. As always, Stewart and Riddell have created a world full of odd inventions, odder people, and strange beasties of different shapes and sizes. The kids are spunky and resourceful. The characters would make great fun for make-believe play. The illustrations are amazing. Riddell has a style I would recognize anywhere, which complements Stewart’s odd brain.
  sylvatica | Mar 7, 2011 |
Fergus Crane is a great addition to the already stellar list of books by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. The story centers around young Fergus Crane, who desperately wants to know more about his lost father. Every time Fergus tries to get information out of his mother she bursts into tears. Those aren't his only troubles though. He also has to deal with his new teachers who look an awfully lot like pirates, not to mention that the school is on a pirate ship, and when young Fergus wakes up to a knocking on his window one night to find a box with wings perched on his windowsill things get complicated. Inside the flying box is a note addressed to him with only 4 words. "your in great danger".
This book is a must read for any fan of Paul Stewart. With many characters that only Stewart could imagine and amazing pictures by Chris Riddell that serve to fuel along the imagination you wont put this book down until the very end. ( )
  spidermonkey79 | Apr 1, 2009 |
The graphic-novel aspect of this book appeals enormously to young readers. It may appear to be a long book, but the numerous illustrations enhance the story and are sure to engage its audience. ( )
  anniecase | Feb 1, 2009 |
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'Your homework for tonight, me hearties... erm... I mean, children,' said Mr Spicer, absentmindedly playing with the large gold hoop that dangled from his left ear, 'is to read chapter thirteen of Practical Pot-holing for Beginners.'
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385750889, Hardcover)

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 and 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 on the far-off Fire Island? And who else will he find there?

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Nine-year-old Fergus Crane's life is filled with classes on the school ship Betty Jeanne, interesting neighbors, and helping with his mother's work until a mysterious box flies into his window and leads him toward adventure.

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