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Pugwash the Smuggler (Captain Pugwash)
by John Ryan
Jolly Captain Pugwash is delighted at the prospect of earning 500 golden crowns for smuggling barrels of brandy across the English Channel. But little does he suspect what’s really inside the barrels! As usual, Cut-throat Jake is determined to give the Captain as much grief as possible, and he has a dastardly plot up his sleeve. Will Tom, the quick-witted cabin boy, ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
(first published December 27th 1987)
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There is an awful lot that a child is expected to bring to the table if they're to really grasp and/or be interested in Pugwash the Smuggler. I liked this book, but then, I understand the concept of smuggling, I know what brandy is, I know what the English Channel is, I know what excise men are, I know what dragoons are. My nephew got the concept that Cut-throat Jake was trying to pull a fast one on Captain Pugwash, but from the first page I could tell that this book left him feeling more ...more
Henry received this book for his 3rd birthday from Sacha and Eric. Henry loves it and we read it alot. It has a lot of complex story things happening and i'm not sure that henry understands the whole plot of the book, but he enjoys it and it has led to some interesting questions such as "what is an innkeeper?". I think we will continue to read it for several more years without outgrowing it!