Fergus Crane by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
Published by Doubleday, 2004
by Shannon Children’s Book Club
Crane hears a strange noise outside his window; it’s a mysterious
flying box which contains an important message for him ‘Fergus
Crane, You are in Great Danger!!!’ Here begins
Fergus’s wacky adventure to save his friends and find out
what happened to his father. With the help of his long lost Uncle
Theo and a mechanical flying horse he must follow that path of the
Beatty Jeanne ship to the Emerald Sea.
This is a real page turner full of humour and quirky inventions.
There are some brilliant secondary characters, including Wall Eyed
Willy, Captain Claw and Dr. Fassbinder.
book is really made by the illustrations by Chris Riddell, our group
thought they really enhanced the plot which was patchy in places
and gave you loads of extra detail about the world of Fergus Crane
to get your imagination going.
group’s favourite bit of the book is when the flying horse
appears at Fergus’s window, but they thought the ending of
the book was a bit rushed.
a good read enjoyed by our book club, but greatly enhanced by the