Pugwash the Smuggler

Pugwash the Smuggler

by John Ryan
     
 

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Jolly Captain Pugwash is delighted at the prospect of earning 500 golden crowns for smuggling barrels of brandy across the English Channel. But little does he suspect what’s really inside the barrels! As usual, Cut-throat Jake is determined to give the Captain as much grief as possible, and he has a dastardly plot up his sleeve. Will Tom, the quick-witted

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Jolly Captain Pugwash is delighted at the prospect of earning 500 golden crowns for smuggling barrels of brandy across the English Channel. But little does he suspect what’s really inside the barrels! As usual, Cut-throat Jake is determined to give the Captain as much grief as possible, and he has a dastardly plot up his sleeve. Will Tom, the quick-witted cabin boy, uncover Jake’s scheme and save the day? Captain Pugwash hopes so, for the sake of his pocketbook! This lively adventure featuring Pugwash, who resembles a latter-day Pavarotti, first appeared in 1982, and has entertained fans of the series ever since.

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Children's Literature - Summer Whiting
Captain Pugwash has been tricked! He thinks he is smuggling fresh brandy to England. He is unaware that the barrels are not filled with liquid but with Cut-throat Jake and his crew. Luckily, Tom the Cabin-boy arrives just in time to hear the pirates outlining their plan to overtake the ship and its crew. Thinking fast, he begins to nail down the lids, securing the pirates in the barrels. He shouts to Captain Pugwash that he is repairing loose planks, and the pirates are none the wiser. Upon arriving in England, they find a party of dragoons is waiting for Captain Pugwash. The dragoons are trained specifically to catch smugglers, and this crew is about to be caught red-handed. Or are they? Tom exclaims that the barrels are actually filled with Cut-throat Jake and his gang. The dragoons laugh. They have heard many excuses before but never one this dubious! They begin to open the barrels and are amazed to find the most sought after group of pirates right before their very eyes. Not only does Captain Pugwash receive an apology, he is given a hefty reward sum for getting this baneful bunch off the high seas. Readers will enjoy the engaging illustrations. This book would be an excellent resource for teaching predicting skills to students in the primary grades. Reviewer: Summer Whiting

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845078898
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Edition description:
Facsimile
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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