Once the S.S. Euphonia was the Empress of the Seas, complete with every modern convenience and innovation. But now the faded ship has lost its luster and many of the mechanical marvels no longer work the way they once did. Little do Corby Flood and her family know, but their voyage on the old S.S. Euphonia is going to become much more than they had originally planned.
The passengers aboard the S.S. Euphonia are an eclectic mix of strange characters. A sinister brotherhood of clowns in green bowler hats, a quiet man who always wears sunglasses, and an amorous first mate who seems determined to court Corby's older sister, all of them have something to hide. Before long Corby's adventures include a high speed pursuit on mechanical deck chairs and tracking down the mysterious sad singing that she can sometimes hear aboard the ship.
“Corby Flood” is a great adventure that I thoroughly enjoyed. The plot is action packed, with plenty of humorous scenes and intriguing characters. Paul Stewart's writing style is simply wonderful, and Chris Riddell's pictures add subtle charm and detailed visuals to the story. I would definitely recommend “Corby Flood” to any young reader.
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