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Scholastic Press, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 237 pages
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Fergal Bamfield doesn't collect stamps like normal kids. He's an oddball (his mother prefers to call him "clever"), and his collection is as strange as everything else about him. Fergal Bamfield collects tin cans.
Then one day he finds a can without a label. What could be in it? Peaches, soup, perhaps revolting spam? But instead it's something gruesome: a human finger. Then Fergal finds another can, this time containing a one-word message, HELP! Now Fergal and his friend Charlotte are knee-deep in an adventure, and they're about to learn something horrible: Everybody has an expiration date.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This macabre mystery may make readers give up canned foods. Fergal Banfield, an eccentric English lad with the peculiar hobby of collecting unlabelled cans from supermarket bargain bins, discovers a ... Read full review

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User Review  - smohri - LibraryThing

I loved this book. It was an odd story about two odd kids. I laughed my way through this book. The characters and the mystery were well developed and the pace was good too. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
67
Section 3
135
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About the author (2006)

Alex Shearer is a television scriptwriter as well as the author of a number of books for children and teens. Before he was a published author, Mr. Shearer had more than thirty odd jobs, including working as a worm picker and a computer programmer. He lives with his wife and two children in Bristol, England.

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