Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Series #1)

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Series #1)

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Overview

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Series #1) by Brian Jacques, Ian Schoenherr

A boy and dog trapped aboard the legendary ship, the Flying Dutchman, are sent off on an eternal journey by an avenging angel, roaming the earth throughout the centuries in search of those in need. Their travels lead them to Chapelvale, a sleepy nineteenth-century village whose very existence is at stake. Only by discovering the buried secrets and solving the dust-laden riddles of the ancient village can it be saved. This will take the will and wile of all the people-and a very special boy and dog! Brian Jacques turns from Redwall to a very different sort of story, and succeeds admirably.
Illustrated by Ian Schoenherr

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142501184
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/31/2003
Series: Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 238,075
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Brian Jacques was both a master storyteller and a jack-of-all-trades. He lived the life of a sailor, actor, stand-up comedian, radio host, bobby, even a bus driver. He was the recipient of an honorary doctorate in literature from the University of Liverpool and a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for younger readers, including the wildly popular Redwall series. Dr. Jacques was a lifelong resident of Liverpool, England.

Date of Birth:

June 15, 1939

Date of Death:

February 5, 2011

Place of Birth:

Liverpool, England

Place of Death:

Liverpool, England

Education:

St. John¿s School, Liverpool, England

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Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is written really well. I recommend this book to readers who love sad and adventurous stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this book Ive read it like three times
SusanHR More than 1 year ago
Really, what kid has not ever imagined what it would be like to talk to their dog? Lots of action, a good vs. evil battle, great read. Recommend for age 10+.
Jacie LeBlanc More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!!!! Best book brian ever wrote. Its really exciting and amazing.
Skatergirl More than 1 year ago
This awesome book is partly about the cursed ship the flying dutchman that is cursed to sail the sea with no escape not even death. but its mostly about a boy named neb short for nebuchaneezer and his dog den short for denmark even though about halfway through the book they change their names to ben and ned. they are given boundless youth and a lot of other stuff and are told by the angel that cursed the flying dutchman that they have to go around the world helping people, and doing only good. In it they help an old man and help save a town, u have to read it to get more details! ok this review may sound a little boring but READ the book!!! you will definitly not be dissapointed!!! This is one of the best books i've read in a long time!!!! take my advice and READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good. The idea of a boy and dog that escaped from the Flying Dutchman and now travel the world doing good is interesting. I think that the book is going to be the first of another excellent series by Brian Jacques. Ben is an intriguing character and Ned is hilarious. The author is very good at making intriguing plotlines where you never see the next thing coming. This book is just as good as the Redwall series. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. The twists and turns as they struggle to figure out the riddles are in true Brian Jacques style. The only thing that I didn¿t like about this book is that Ben and Ned always have to leave those that they care for after they help them. My other favorite character is Amy because she is very bright and caring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing, normally I'd rate Redwall 5 stars too, this by far is one of the greatest books, and it tells my desires, I really wish I could be immortal, but being immortal is always for a price. That was probably what brian jacques was thinking when he wrote the book. READ THE BOOK PEOPLE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hello my name is Lukas and I absolutely loved reading this great book. I have already read it twice. Castaways of a Flying Dutchman is definetly a great read. If you are a reader (boy or girl, young or old) looking for a book that is different and adventerous read this! It is a novel from the author Brian Jacques who normally writes books that are far different from it. It includes a pretty large range of settings from the icy waters of Cape Horn to the warmth of New England. Castaways of a Flying Dutchman is one of those books that keeps you wondering 'what will happen next' and then at the end of your book you are sad that it is over. I can not say anything more about it without giving it away so go to your nearest Barnes and Noble, buy it, and sit down and enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brian Jaques has done it again with his book CASTWAYS OF THE FLYING DUITCH MAN. His Imagination in using the ancient mariner legend of the Flying Dutchman is well thought out. This book shows Jaques ability as a writer. You feel like you are on the high sea's or in the Old english village. Hopefully this will be the first in another of Brian Jaques succesful series of books
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was a very well written, interesting book but it pales in comparison to the other works of Brian Jacques. The Redwall Series was so good that i think anything else he tries to do would never live up to it. I thought that the adventures of Jem and Ned were very interesting and i actually read it in two days. Even though this isn't a Redwall book Brian Jacques' writing style is still there and that is enough to keep readers hooked. I would recomend this book to anyone who has read the Redwall Series, but if you havn't i suggest that you read that first and experience Brian Jacques at his best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While well written and a pleasure to read, I do not think that this is his best book. I am a huge Redwall fan and while I appreciate him trying to explore new frontiers in his writing, in my opinion he should probably stick to Redwall. Don't get me wrong I spent nearly every waking moment trying to finish this book, in the end I decided it was not his best. As brilliantly talented as he is, the creative world of Redwall is where he belongs. I would still recommend this book to fans of Brian Jacques' style of writing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I truly loved and thought about often. I'm a huge fan of adventure stories, so if you are as well, then this book and the ones that follow it are for you! 
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whyte_boi_magik More than 1 year ago
Ben, aboy who cannot speak rus away from his cruel home. He then finds himself on a crazed ship commanded by captain Vanderdecken. there he meets his friend that will be by his side for all their natural lives his dog Ned. vanderdecken curses the heavens above while rounding Cape Horn,eventually an angel ascends & curses whole ship and its crew to travel the oceans for eternity .Ben and Ned were blessed by the angel they were granted the ability to talk to each other through their thoughts.Ben was blessed with the ability to talk to people even though before he couldnt talk .they are thrown overboard and found by a sheep herder they live with him. One day while they are sleeping the angel comes and tells them that when they hear the sound of a bell that it is time to move on. They wake up the next morning and they find the sheep herder dead. They do as the angel say so they leave and many years down the road they come to a small town with a big promble they offer to solve the problem.this is a great book by brian jacques
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