A fantasy adventure from the authors of the bestselling Edge Chronicles books
Dear Fergus: Prepare yourself. Wear two pullovers and a scarf… tonight is the night!
In this fast, exciting and inventive tale, set in a mysterious yet familiar world, a strange flying box appears at the window of Fergus Crane's waterfront home. Fergus is plunged headlong into an exciting adventure when the box is followed by a winged horse which whisks him off to his long-lost uncle, and a mission to rescue his father from the far-off Fire Island.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Series:||Far Flung Adventures Series , #1|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 7.28(h) x 1.23(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
CHRIS RIDDELL, co-creator of the Edge Chronicles, is an award-winning illustrator and political cartoonist. He lives in Brighton, England, with his family.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Two figures walked up the hill in the rising sunlight. One is tall, and slender, with golden hair and pointed ears. The other is short, and burly. He has thick ginger hair and a braided beard. They stop and look around at the top of the mountain. "I do hope you know where you've got us this time." The elf says to the dwarf. "Nonsense!" The dwarf snorts, "Of course I do! Just past the trees and over the water and.." he shakes his head, "I do wish hobbits gave better directions!" The elf shakes his head. "It's too late for that now. I think I see the trees they were talking about." He gestures foward. Far away, to the west, he sees a forest that looks dark, and ominous. "I think, perhaps, you may not want to be using your axe. This forest has an mind of it's own." "What forest? Curse your elven eyes! I can't see any forests!" The dwarf grumbles. "Come along, then. With luck, we should make it to Bag End by nightfall." With that, the elf sets off again in the direction of the forest, the dwarf following after him, grumbling about forests and elven eyes and the like.
this book is wonderful i read it cuz i didnt have anything else 2 read n i LOVED it
Fergus Crane is a very brave little boy. Who goes on exciting adventures. I would recomend this book to anyone who is looking for an easy read. This book is short and simple but it is hyesterical. My mum even read it and liked it!! So what does that tell you? If you read it I hope that you like it.
When I picked out this book at the library, I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. But as soon as I got it home and started to read it, I thought, WOW. How can such a fictional book about a young boy who goes off on a far-flung adventure, be so interesting.