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W tide But Stanley has awoken the ghostly world of long dead and buried pirates and Malcolm says I liked it because I really like caskets Whatever was pirates I liked I liked Angel Cuzco who was the fiercest of all pirates Now I need to eat some pie I'll do interviews later

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ePub ↠ mobi The Silver Casket ó 9780340945063 Free Ì gymapparel á ➺ [Download] ➶ The Silver Casket By Chris Mould ➻ – Gym-apparel.co.uk Crampton Rock is a peaceful fishing village on a remote island accessible only at low tide But Stanley has awoken the ghostly world Crampton Rock is a peaceful fishing village on a remote island accessible only at lo I very much enjoyed the first two books in this series and was curious to see if this third volume was as enjoyable as its predecessors I am happy to report that the series has lost none of its charm and ripping thrillsIn the first volume of this series we met Stanley Buggles who is a smart courageous inuisitive and clever young hero The setting the isolated island of Crampton Rock is just right with lots of odd residents and hidden secrets The supporting characters are sometimes cranky and mysterious but like Mrs Carelli the housekeeper can also be warm and supportive in caring for Stanley Stanley now has a friend in town spirited stout hearted and reliable Daisy She participates extensively in all of the adventures and is a perfect balance to and companion for StanleyThe plot of the first book which then arcs through the whole series involves Stanley's great uncle Admiral Bartholomew Swift from whom Stanley inherited Candlestick Hall the Crampton Rock mansion and a valuable amulet that was hidden by great uncle Bartholomew Dastardly villains mostly in the form of pirates want the amulet and presumably the treasure to which it points Inconveniently great uncle Bartholomew is long gone even in ghostly form and so Stanley and Daisy are on their own except for the help they receive from the mounted ornery talking stuffed pike in that glass case on the wallEach book seems to involve a further step or two toward locating the treasure and each is a distinct episode in the ongoing battle between Stanley and the baddies to get to it first In the first book we had three real shopworn pirates; the second book featured two scary ghost pirates In this book we have legions of resurrected ghostly pirates closing in on Crampton RockThis is a uirky sort of book in that distinctive English kids' book way The hero has a bit of that poor with the right stuff vibe There are odd bits of magic that drift around the story For example the talking stuffed fish The villains are very villainous and menacing as though English authors know and believe that even uite young kid readers can tolerate a little dangerous thrill than they are given credit for The atmosphere of the settings is appropriately threatening and gloomyThe overall effect is jaunty but shot through with dread By that I mean the weather is gloomy there are threatening ghostly figures there is menace and the hero often finds himself in tight spots Yet there is always a sense that good will win out and that pluck will be rewarded As one conseuence of this mixture you get a lot of what would pass as middle grade black humor and there is occasionally a truly arresting moment of daring action or laugh out loud humor The book just zips along and the author's assured light touch guarantees that even a young reader would be unlikely to be too unnerved by the ghostly pirate hijinksThe upshot is that these books are cheerfully wicked and definitely weird but in a solid good hud sort of way This book seems up to the challenge of filling that fourth grade to sixth grade gap where readers are beyond chapter books but maybe not up to full middle grade speed A nice findPlease note that I got this book from the library I received no freebies and have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book