This title is a classic tale of treason, treachery and treasure, sweeping across many centuries and different lands, from Scandinavia to Spain to the south-west of England. At its heart is the ship's skipper, Bruno, cursed to a life of eternal wandering in a moment of greed and betrayal.
Things happen here in Plymouth in the winter And of such things you'd surely never learn. So take your seat and listen while I tell you Of Bruno and his ship, The Arctic Tern...The Voyage of The Arctic Tern is a classic tale of treason, treachery and treasure, sweeping across many centuries and different lands, from Scandinavia to Spain to the south-west of England. At its heart is the ship's skipper, Bruno, cursed to a life of eternal wandering in a moment of greed and betrayal. His quest for release brings him to the court of the King of Spain and a battle with an ancient adversary, the villainous pirate Mad Dog Morgan. Can Bruno and his crew set right the wrongs of the past and present? Will good triumph over evil? How can the captain of The Arctic Tern ever find the redemption he seeks?
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"* "Here's my prediction for the children's film success of 2004 or thereabouts. It will be based on a book called The Voyage of The Arctic Tern, by Hugh Montgomery... A cross between Watership Down and C. S. Lewis." Richard Brooks, The Sunday Times * "A tour de force... a beautifully illustrated, completely accessible and highly atmospheric adventure story... It shows children that poetry can be accessible, understandable and even mimic the rhythms of modern speech." The Times * "One of the most exciting children's books for some time, it's also gloriously traditional... Children will love it." The Independent * "Read [it] aloud and your class may well plead for more." Wendy Cooling, Literacy and Learning * "This rare and beautiful book belongs in every home." The Good Book Guide.
About Hugh Montgomery
Hugh Montgomery was brought up in Plymouth and spent most of his youth on or under the waves. A keen diver, he was part of the team that salvaged Henry VIII's flagship the Mary Rose. After completing The Voyage of The Arctic Tern, he received a number of rejections, and so decided to publish the book himself - at his own expense, remortgaging his flat in the process. The risk paid off - every single copy was sold, and The Voyage of The Arctic Tern won the Self-published Book of the Year and the Poetry Book of the Year Award 2000. When not writing epic adventure stories, Hugh works as a consultant in intensive care at University College London, as well as leading the group of researchers that discovered the first "gene for human fitness" in 1998.
Voyage Of The Arctic Tern by Hugh Montgomery
Used - Very Good
Walker Books Ltd
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