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Flyntlock Bones: The Sceptre of the Pharaohs by Derek Keilty and Mark Elvins
  • June 2020
  • 978-1-912650-40-8
  • 178 x 126mm
  • 176pp B/W ills throughout
  • £6.99, Age 7+
  • World ex US and Canada
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Flyntlock Bones:
The Sceptre of the Pharaohs

Derek KeiltyClick here for biography

Mark ElvinsClick here for biography

'Welcome to the Black Hound - a ship full o' the cleverest pirate investigators ya ever set eyes upon.' The captain pauses. 'You OK, lad? Ya gone paler than a full moon.'

When young Flynn becomes too old to stay at the Baskervile orphanage, he applies for a job as cabin boy on the Black Hound. But once aboard, the dreadful reality sinks in – he's on a pirate ship! However, with nowhere else in the world to go, he has no option but to give it a try.

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'This hilarious first in the trilogy will enchant and surprise you... I cannot wait to join the crew on their next investigation!' My Shelves are Full

Youngsters will adore this super, swashbuckling comedy adventure... Expect thrills, mystery, lots of pirate talk and madcap adventures as this exciting new writing and illustration team hit the high seas with waves of laughter, a deck full of comedy characters, and gallons of salty giggles!' Lancashire Evening Post

'A fast-paced adventure with lots of fun... With extensive illustrations on every page, there is an excellent balance between text and image. The level of detail draws the reader's eye on each page, looking for clues to the mystery. A great adventure.' INIS MAGAZINE

The first book in a trilogy of pirate-themed detective stories, this tale has a timeless, classic feel with a twist of adventure... The illustrations are beautiful, with some full page illustrations that really have the wow factor.'BOOKTRUST


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