The Smugglers' Mine

Something Wickedly Weird (Volume 5)

By Chris Mould, with illustrations by the author

Roaring Brook Press

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There's a new addition to the island of Crampton Rock. His name is MacDowell (yup, just one name) and he claims to have had some amazing pirate adventures with Admiral Swift, the great uncle of Stanley Buggles.Stanley is eager to know more about this MacDowell. Could this man help him uncover the secret of the Smuggler's map? Can he be trusted? Or once a pirate always a pirate?

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1An Old FlameNight was drawing in on the island of Crampton Rock. The fishermen had finished work for the day and the harbor was emptying slowly. But some stranger’s boat was approaching in the lost light. An oil lamp hung off the bow and the small yellow glow spread itself across the rippling water ahead.A frail, hunched man in ragged clothes readied himself as the boat careened up to the harbor. He threw a length of wizened rope onto the nearest post and pulled himself in.Turning to his passenger, he gestured at Candlestick Hall with a long, bony finger.

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“…this fast-paced story will keep readers guessing as it sweeps them along to the offbeat yet satisfying conclusion.”Booklist


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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.

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The Smugglers' Mine
By Chris Mould, with illustrations by the author

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
July 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596433885
ISBN10: 1596433884
Middle-Grade Fiction
4 7/8 x 7 inches, 176 pages, Black-and-white line drawings
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9 Information for Librarians

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F&P Level A-Z: T
AR Quiz Number: 140733
AR Points: 2

$12.99

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Roaring Brook Press
July 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429992596
ISBN10: 142999259X
Middle-Grade Fiction176 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
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