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The Wooden Mile

Something Wickedly Weird, vol. 1

Something Wickedly Weird

By Chris Mould, with illustrations by the author

Roaring Brook Press

 

THE WOODEN MILE VOLUME 1:  PIRATES…WEREWOLVES…LOST TREASURE AND A SPOOKY HOUSE

Something Wickedly Weird is most definitely here! Crampton Rock seems like a lovely seaside town…at least until dark. When eleven-year-old Stanley Buggles inherits a house from a mysterious uncle he didn’t know he had, he also inherits a mystery and some strange and sinister new neighbors. The questions begin to pile up: Why are all the dogs in town three-legged? Why is no one on the streets after dark? Is it true that the man who runs the candy shop is a werewolf? And why do those shoemakers look an awful lot like pirates? With the help of Mrs. Carelli, a housekeeper, and a talking stuffed fish, Stanley begins to unravel the mysteries that haunt his great-uncle’s death and have set their sights on him. A thrilling, spooky, and funny read, and the first installment of a kid-pleasing new series.

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1Along the Wooden MileIn a darkened industrial town, someone weaves unnoticed in and out of the alleyways until he finds the right doorway and forces a package through its mail slot.This is not the very start of the story. It is simply a convenient place to begin. And you should be warned that when you delve into what has already happened and what lies ahead, you will find this a dark and twisted tale. Good fortune sits in wait around the corner, but grim misadventure lurks sneakily behind.The package announced itself by landing heavily on the mat. It was addressed to Stanley Buggles. Inside was
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Praise for The Wooden Mile

“Young readers will find print size and short chapters approachable, and will enjoy following the action on the map of the island.” —Library Media Connection

“Young readers will find print size and short chapters approachable, and will enjoy following the action on the map of the island.” —Library Media Connection

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • By Chris Mould, with illustrations by the author

  • CHRIS MOULD went to art school at the age of sixteen. During this time, he did various jobs, from delivering papers to washing up and cooking in a kitchen. He has won the Nottingham Children’s Book Award and been commended for the Sheffield. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have on his shelf as a boy. He is married with two children and lives in Yorkshire, England.

  • Chris Mould
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The Wooden Mile

Something Wickedly Weird, vol. 1

Something Wickedly Weird

By Chris Mould, with illustrations by the author

New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award Master List
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Roaring Brook Press

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