Hugo Pepper (Far-Flung Adventures, Book 3)
Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
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Originally published 2006 in Great Britain with Doubleday
A brilliantly inventive, fabulously illustrated addition to the Far- Flung Adventures series from the award-winning, bestselling author and
illustrator team Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Set in the same world as the Fergus Crane and Corby Flood stories, this is the tale of a small boy, Hugo Pepper, and his amazing exploits. Raised in the Frozen North by reindeer herders, his parents eaten by polar bears when he was just a baby, Hugo discovers that the sled they arrived in has a very special compass—one that can be set to "Home." And so Hugo arrives in Firefly Square—to discover a group of very special friends, and a dastardly enemy. With three-toed snowmen, a secret buried treasure, and a host of fabulous stories, this is a fantastic new tale in this series.
From the Hardcover edition.
know its squares and streets, alleyways and lanes extremely well – not to mention the houses, great and small, that lined them. Cressida hated being a housemaid and resented having to sweep and clean and wash dishes and beat carpets. She hated all housework and the people she had to clear up after, with all their messy clutter and untidiness. In fact there was only one thing that Cressida Claw actually liked about being a housemaid, and that was this … She loved the opportunity it gave her for
Every summer, Harvi and Sarvi milked their reindeer beneath the midnight sun. Then, as the days grew short and the nights grew long, they would return to their cabin in the ice forests. There, all through the long winter, beneath the ice moon, they made reindeer cheese – the finest in the whole of the Frozen North. People came from far and wide just to taste their ‘moose-milk mozzarella’ and ‘elk gorgonzola’, while their famous ‘red nose brie’ was once served to no less a person than Queen Rita
Daisy Neptune. ‘We’re so sorry. We’ve been having such a lovely time here in this wonderful lighthouse that we forgot all about you.’ ‘How thoughtless we are,’ said Lily, clucking with concern. ‘We must do something to help you.’ ‘Never fear, Hugo, my lad,’ said Edward Evesham. ‘If we all pitch in, we can sort this mess out. Now, what you need is a flash lamp, just like this one, so you can see what you’re doing …’ He placed the lamp on Hugo’s head.‘That’s a start, at least,’ he said, looking
every sea captain and fisherman who visited the harbour. He listened to their stories of where the worst rocks and strongest currents were, and he collected them all together. Then, by studying the stories and comparing one with another, he came to an interesting conclusion, which he set out to test by setting sail in his small boat. The story collector hadn’t got far when a violent storm blew up and he found his boat being tossed about on huge waves. He was almost as good a sailor as he was a
bed that anyone had ever seen. Brimstone Kate was delighted with it, even if it had been extremely expensive and caused her crew no end of trouble as they’d struggled to get it into her cabin. She was able to store her treasure neatly underneath it – and even had space for several pairs of shoes and a cutlass or two. Unfortunately, the blacksmith had taken so long making the beautiful sea-bed that he hadn’t got round to finishing the lamp for the Cyclops Point lighthouse and, not long after,