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By Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

Initially released 2006 in nice Britain with Doubleday

A brilliantly creative, fabulously illustrated addition to the a ways- Flung Adventures sequence from the award-winning, bestselling writer and
illustrator crew Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Set within the similar international because the Fergus Crane and Corby Flood stories, this is often the story of a small boy, Hugo Pepper, and his impressive exploits. Raised within the Frozen North by way of reindeer herders, his mom and dad eaten by means of polar bears whilst he used to be only a child, Hugo discovers that the sled they arrived in has a really specific compass—one that may be set to "Home." And so Hugo arrives in Firefly Square—to find a team of very specified associates, and a dastardly enemy. With three-toed snowmen, a mystery buried treasure, and a bunch of impressive tales, this can be a marvelous new story during this series.

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