By Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
Initially released 2006 in nice Britain with Doubleday
A brilliantly creative, fabulously illustrated addition to the a long way- Flung Adventures sequence from the award-winning, bestselling writer and
illustrator crew Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Set within the similar international because the Fergus Crane and Corby Flood stories, this can be the story of a small boy, Hugo Pepper, and his impressive exploits. Raised within the Frozen North by means of reindeer herders, his mom and dad eaten via polar bears while he was once only a child, Hugo discovers that the sled they arrived in has a truly specific compass—one that may be set to "Home." And so Hugo arrives in Firefly Square—to find a crew of very distinctive associates, and a dastardly enemy. With three-toed snowmen, a mystery buried treasure, and a number of exceptional tales, it is a really good new story during this series.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Extra info for Hugo Pepper (Far-Flung Adventures, Book 3)
Phut! Bang! Phut! Elliot seemed up and his mouth fell open with astonishment. There, crusing up into the sunrise sky used to be a unprecedented contraption – a kind of move among a sled and a hot-air balloon. at the back of it, connected via a rope, the contraption towed a faded-looking carpet. This was once all very curious and but, to Elliot de Mille, it used to be no longer the main fabulous factor concerning the sight. No, the main magnificent factor to Elliot, was once the sight of Wilfred McPherson, a small boy and a crowd of snowmen on board, seated subsequent to piles and mounds of what might in basic terms be Firefly Quarterly magazines. Elliot gulped like a stranded goldfish because the snowmen each one took a package deal of the journals and threw them into the air. The contraption disappeared over the rooftops of Brimstone Alley, heading for the grand squares of Harbour Heights. A second later, one of many magazines fluttered down and landed at Elliot’s ft. He picked it up with trembling fingers and checked out the canopy. ‘GREAT tales ARE again! ’ he learn, sooner than beginning the Quarterly and searching on the first web page. There, in huge letters, used to be a name that left him trembling from head to toe. ‘THE unhappy story OF ALFIE SPANGLE, THE BUTCHER’S BOY. ’ He learn on. ’ as soon as upon a time, there has been a butcher’s boy referred to as Alfie Spangle …’ Elliot de Mille dropped the Quarterly, threw again his head and howled. ‘ Noooooo! ’ excessive above Harbour Heights, the snow chariot sailed, towing the flying carpet in the back of it. And in all places it flew – from the grand squares of the Heights, to the alleyways and warehouses of the reduce city – copies of the recent Firefly Quarterly got here fluttering all the way down to earth. There, the folk of Harbour Heights picked them up as they went approximately their company. quickly, there have been teams of individuals from Montmorency sq. to Pudding Bowl Row examining and guffawing and guffawing out loud. yet now not all have been so satisfied … Bernard Bumble, the meat-pie mogul, wasn’t happy to examine how Elliot de Mille had chanced on that his buns have been jam-packed with sawdust. And at Pingle, Pingle, Duff and Pingle, the bailiffs, a foul struggle broke out. in truth, there have been many within the bustling urban of Harbour Heights who may have cheerfully wrung the director of the institute’s neck if basically they can have came upon him. yet they couldn’t, for he, and his partner Cressida Claw, had vanished. there has been, even though, something that every one the citizens of Harbour Heights may fortunately agree on. the hot Firefly Quarterly was once a very good development at the previous one. because the moon rose over Firefly sq., the snow chariot got here in to land within the gardens, the place a small reception committee had accrued. The lamplighter, Daisy and Lily Neptune, Meena Dalle, Edward Evesham and the Camomiles broke into extremely joyful applause because the skis of the chariot touched down at the grass, and Wilfred McPherson and Hugo climbed out. at the back of them, small hairy snowmen with huge, immense ft tumbled head over heels because the flying carpet glided right down to earth. ‘I’m overjoyed to work out you all,’ acknowledged the previous tale collector, shaking all the small staff through the hand.