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A mysterious doctor has arrived in Ratbridge touting 'Black Jollop'; a wonder cure for all ills. As the townsfolk flock to the doc, Arthur's grandfather is one of the first to take the medicine, but disaster strikes when supplies run out.Meanwhile, the Nautical Laundry has money troubles. Without drastic action the band of rats and pirates who live on the ship won't stay afloat. So when the doctor offers a princely sum for a far away voyage to gather ingredients for his cure, the crew jumps at the chance to save their ship. Accompanying them are Marjorie the inventor and Willbury Nibble.Unbeknown to them, Arthur has stowed away with his friend Fish, the boxtroll. And a good job too, because a nasty surprise is afoot when the new captain is revealed as an old enemy, along with the truth about the disastrous side effect of the medicine . . . and it all comes down to one thing: CHEESE!It's up to Arthur and Fish to save the crew and find the antidote. But first they have to get past the monster guarding the island . . .Worse Things Happen at Sea is also available as three separate paperback books: Going Under!, The Worst Goo In The World, and Cheezilla!

Worse things happen at sea - Alan Snow

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Title
Worse things happen at sea - a tale of pirates, poison, and monsters
Author
Alan Snow
format
Hardback
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20101007

A mysterious doctor has arrived in Ratbridge touting 'Black Jollop'; a wonder cure for all ills. As the townsfolk flock to the doc, Arthur's grandfather is one of the first to take the medicine, but disaster strikes when supplies run out.Meanwhile, the Nautical Laundry has money troubles. Without drastic action the band of rats and pirates who live on the ship won't stay afloat. So when the doctor offers a princely sum for a far away voyage to gather ingredients for his cure, the crew jumps at the chance to save their ship. Accompanying them are Marjorie the inventor and Willbury Nibble.Unbeknown to them, Arthur has stowed away with his friend Fish, the boxtroll. And a good job too, because a nasty surprise is afoot when the new captain is revealed as an old enemy, along with the truth about the disastrous side effect of the medicine . . . and it all comes down to one thing: CHEESE!It's up to Arthur and Fish to save the crew and find the antidote. But first they have to get past the monster guarding the island . . .Worse Things Happen at Sea is also available as three separate paperback books: Going Under!, The Worst Goo In The World, and Cheezilla!

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Type
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Keyword Index
Adventure stories.|Children's stories.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
352

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