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  • Published: 3 July 2006
  • ISBN: 9780440867265
  • Imprint: Yearling
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $14.99

Corby Flood



Another magical, funny and fabulously illustrated story from the authors of FERGUS CRANE and THE EDGE CHRONICLES.

Corby Flood and her family are about to set sail on the rather ramshackle cruise ship, the Euphonia. Her boisterous brothers might not have noticed that anything is wrong, but Corby is highly observant and has a lot of time for note-taking and eavesdropping. Onboard, amongst all the odd passengers and eccentric crew, there is a strange group of men in bowler-hats who call themselves The Brotherhood of Clowns. There's also a melancholy wailing sound coming from the hold. It's strictly out of bounds but Corby can't help investigating. What could be inside the crate she discovers down in the hold? As the ship arrives at its destination, Corby must enlist the help of some very well moustachioed locals to uncover the contents of the crate and the dark secrets of the menacing Clowns…An enchanting illustrated story set in the same beguiling world as last year’s stunning children’s adventure FERGUS CRANE.

  • Published: 3 July 2006
  • ISBN: 9780440867265
  • Imprint: Yearling
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $14.99

About the authors

Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is an acclaimed artist of children’s books and a political cartoonist for the Observer. Amongst other titles, Chris illustrates the Ottoline young fiction series and the Goth Girl series, as well as working closely with Paul Stewart on the Edge Chronicles and Wyrmeweald. Children's Laureate from 2015-2017, he has won many awards for his work, including the Nestlé Gold Award, the UNESCO Award for Something Else and the rare honour of three Kate Greenaway Medals.

Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart is a highly regarded author of books for young readers - everything from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror. Together with Chris Riddell, he is co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, which has sold over three million books and is now available in over thirty languages. They are also co-creators of the Far-Flung Adventure series, which includes Fergus Crane, Gold Smarties Prize Winner, Corby Flood and Hugo Pepper, Silver Nestle Prize Winners, and the Barnaby Grimes Series.

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