Something Wickedly Weird: The Ice Pirates

Chris Mould

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Hodder Children's Books


Crampton Rock is a peaceful fishing village on a remote island, accessible only at low tide. And all looks crisp and cosy as Stanley Buggles settles down for the winter. But something wicked has blown in with the wind. What is the headless ghost desperate to tell Stanley? And who are the deadly pirates, marching through the oncoming blizzard?

Originally published under the title 'The Icy Hand'.

In the media
'Engagingly illustrated ... cheerful, fast-moving romp.'


A series that effectively combines comedy, adventure and horror

School Librarian

'From the moment they claw their way out of a graveyard you know you are onto a winner.'

Publishing News

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