By Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
Initially released 2006 in nice Britain with Doubleday
A brilliantly creative, fabulously illustrated addition to the some distance- Flung Adventures sequence from the award-winning, bestselling writer and
illustrator workforce Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Set within the related international because the Fergus Crane and Corby Flood stories, this is often the story of a small boy, Hugo Pepper, and his awesome exploits. Raised within the Frozen North through reindeer herders, his mom and dad eaten by means of polar bears whilst he used to be only a child, Hugo discovers that the sled they arrived in has a truly particular compass—one that may be set to "Home." And so Hugo arrives in Firefly Square—to find a crew of very unique pals, and a dastardly enemy. With three-toed snowmen, a mystery buried treasure, and a bunch of excellent tales, this can be a really good new story during this series.
From the Hardcover edition.
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