The Smugglers' Mine (Google eBook)
There's a new addition to the island of Crampton Rock. His name is MacDowell (yup, just one name) and he claims to have had some amazing pirate adventures with Admiral Swift, the great uncle of Stanley Buggles.Stanley is eager to know more about this MacDowell. Could this man help him uncover the secret of the Smuggler's map? Can he be trusted? Or once a pirate always a pirate?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Roaming werewolves…fiendish pirates…and a talking fish? When 11-year-old Stanley Buggles learns that he has inherited his long-lost great-uncle’s estate, he has no idea that an entangled web of mysterious characters and foreboding secrets await him at Candlestick Hall. Brazened by a relentless curiosity, Stanley wrangles the courage to uncover the answers he seeks. The 176 pages of text are divided into 12 moderate chapters, characterized by a blend of descriptive language conveyed through a third person perspective and bouts of modest dialog. Dramatic images of varying size and expanse emerge throughout the book—from small illustrations that pop amidst the text to full-page visual displays that bring the tale to life. These intricate black pen drawings richly portray characters, objects, and scenes with exceptional finite detail through artful lines, shading, and texturing. At the cusp of the switch from transitional chapter book to a middle level reader, this book boasts a humorously dark and intriguing story that will appeal to children across a wide spectrum of ages. Younger readers may need additional support of a more advanced or adult reader, as they will likely encounter unfamiliar words and contexts.
Review: Smugglers' Mine (Something Wickedly Weird #5)User Review - Goodreads
I was interested to start this book to find out how the cliffhanger turned out from the ending in the last one. That was my favorite part. I was happy to see that the Darkling family was still playing ...