Hugo Pepper (Far-Flung Adventures, #3)
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Hugo Pepper (Far-Flung Adventures #3)

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  402 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Hugo Pepper, orphaned by polar bears, is raised in the Frozen North by the Runter-Tun-Tuns. At 12, he sets the sled Compass of the Heart to home, Firefly Square in Harbour Heights. Editor-blackmailer Elliot and snoopy Cressida are evicting the neighborhood. But Hugo's gran was pirate Brimstone Kate - her treasure awaits. Drawn in intricate amazing detail.
Hardcover, Doubleday David Fickling, 264 pages
Published February 2007 by Random House (first published 2006)
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Jul 26, 2010 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Wow! What a ride...this is a very long book to read with children and to be honest, our youngest wasn't all that thrilled, although she did listen attentively for most of it. But I loved the book (and I think our oldest did too!) It has intrigue, intricately woven stories that connect and reconnect, a veritable soap opera. I think it was a little difficult to read aloud, merely for the fact that the book switches back and forth so much, from background stories to present day, from one character...more
Dustin Crazy little brown owl
I think this is a fun trilogy – Hugo Pepper is book 3. It's amazing how different each of these Far Flung Adventures are written, yet they remain interconnected. I'm not sure if I can say that Hugo Pepper is my favorite of the series, but it was very interesting and like the other two, extremely high quality in both story an illustrations.

Hugo Pepper is written in a unique style – short stories give parts of a lager story, but not in chronological order – I liked the stories within within a stor...more
An Odd1
"Hugo Pepper" (Far Flung Adventures 3) by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell entangles words with finely penned leaf, flower, feather, fold, folderol in delightful fanciful flourishes of fantasy. Vignettes of eccentric personalities mesh, starting, as so many Stewart-Pepper chronicles do, with orphan baby Hugo Pepper found by Frozen North reindeer herders and cheese makers snub-nosed childless tall bony Harvi Runter-Tun-Tun and short round wife Sarvi. At 12, cute in oversized outfits, he follows his...more
Third in the Far-Flung Adventures series. Hugo, aged 10 or so, was found in the Far North bundled into a blanket and tucked into a strange sleigh. Polar bear prints were all around the sleigh, indicating the fate of his parents. Hugo was adopted by Harvi and Sarvi Runter-Tun-Tun, makers of the finest reindeer cheese in the Far North. And then Hugo finds the sleigh stored in the milking shed and he starts his adventure. Taking sad leave of his adoptive parents, Hugo and the sleigh fly south accor...more
The brilliant team of writer Paul Stewart and illustrator Chris Riddell (of the Edge Chronicles) has created a wondeful trilogy of fantastical tales for a younger audience. The books are full of illustrations, large font, and fantastical stories that make you want to read the book in one sitting. Great for reluctant readers. My favorite title in the series is the last one -- Hugo Pepper (2006) about a boy, orphaned and raised in the Frozen North by reindeer herders, when his adventurous parents...more
Karl Orbell
The last in the little Far Flung Adventures series, three for three with the Smarties prize awards. So they were obviously well received and I can see why.

Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell are a magnificent and prolific team, this book was my 23rd book by the pair, and there are still more to go. This series is not the best of their work in my opinion, though it is still very good, inventive and with a good pace. But it is deliberately written for younger readers, so perhaps lacks some of the depth...more
Another charming story from Stewart and Riddell's Far-Flung Adventures. They always create such delightful, rich, and creative worlds.

The only detail I'll go into about this one though is that it was a little hard to get in to. I was a bit confused because the first several chapters kept starting new narrations. But that was because I didn't understand the concept. This book tells a lot of back story through little standalone tales, and it tells those tales out of chronological order. Once I und...more
Eilidh Carlisle
When I began reading this my only thoughts were on how it was definitely not for my age but as kept reading on I began to get into it. The interlinking stories made me want to carry on and I really loved it. It was a truly lovely book is definitely recommend for a quick read.
The story was a little confusing at the beginning but made sense after getting into the book. It is a series of chapters that skips back and forth between the adventure of Hugo trying to find where his parents called home and "Once upon a time" stories that were collected by a man who turns out to be Hugo's grandfather. The book is full of great illustrations that help tell the story and once you get the hang of how the chapters move along, it becomes a puzzle that gets pieced together for a sat...more
This is the first book in the series of "Far-Flung Adventures". The story begins with people called Harvi River-Tun-Tun and Sarvi River-Tun-Tun, cheese makers and reindeer herders of the Frozen North. Then the main character, of course, Hugo Pepper, finds out they aren't his real parents. They all then fix an airship and Hugo set's out to Firefly Square. There he meets Lily and Daisy Neptune, Diego and Freda Camomile, Edward Eveshaft, and many more other people, while stopping a plot to take ove...more
Ignoring that I picked this book up from the children's section of the library, it was beautiful. The stories are the kind to be loved by all, and the pictures alone could hook you on this book. Starting the book I was skeptical because I wasn't up to going back in time and reading at a 2nd grade level. However, the pictures once again sold me on it and it was well worth my time. Sometimes I think people feel a little too grown up, but this book brought back that lust for stories and adventure a...more
These are the CUTEST, FUNNIEST, EASY reads you will find in a long time. The story lines are lighthearted and simple, and all three "far flung adventures" are about kids in the same area who don't know each other, so you get little bits and pieces of the other stories in each one (which I think is kind of fun...maybe they will make a book connecting all of the characters in the end). And the illustrations (at least one on every page) are OUTSTANDING. Highly recommended for young readers, but adu...more
I enjoyed this book as I have all the other work this author has done. I do think that the format of his writing style might be a little hard to follow for beginning readers. Each chapter seems to start a new story so it's hard to follow the main idea of the story. I do think a reader who truly is interested in the story will be able to follow along though. A fun adventure involving a young boy who is trying to discover where his true home is. Filled with fun and interesting characters, it's a j...more
Harley read this first... so I'm "catching" up. So far, it's just a fun read for a younger audience. Think Princess Bride watered down... crazy characters, impossible situations, GREAT illustrations, and just a good book.

Finished it. So charming. There are two other "far flung" books so far, with another one in the works. I'm excited to delve into them, and to have something a bit challenging and lengthy for Harley to read that is engaging and fun (without being patronizing OR over her head).
★ Jess
this is great series. altogether, the 3 books i have given 12 stars.
HUGO PEPPER, is probably the best of them.
The illustrations are exceptional, and so is the story, very smart and superb.
I loved it!!!!
I loved the tie ins with others books from the series too.
What else can i say except its an exceptional book and a quick read.
Sori Fant
I think this was my favorite of the three books in this series. It was interesting how there were many stories told that all led up to the main one. Though it did get a bit confusing keeping all the stories in your head, I can imagine it'd be quite hard to read for the younger age it is for.
This story is a little bit more complicated than the previous two, with stories from different generations weaving in and out to make a unified whole. It's doing something a little bit new, a little bit old, and largely manages to succeed. I do feel bad for "Alfie," though.
Jacque Heaney
These certainly are far-flung adventures but I love them. Chris Riddell & Paul Stewart do a great job weaving in mystery, a little suspense, and fun. I think they are very well written with interesting characters & story lines.
Michelle DeKorver
Great Pre-teen boy book. Interesting story-line. You really connect with the main character and hope that he ends up happy. I would love to read more of these adventures and to get to know more of the characters!
Fun little read. The series is cute and I always suggest it to boys who aren't interested in reading. In fact I suggest all of Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell's books to reluctant readers. Fun and quirky, just like me. :)
I picked this up at the library to pre-read before handing it over to my children and found it to be a fair book. The cast of characters is interesting and the story line while woven in and out, moved well.
4 1/2 stars, really. This is not a book to start and take a few days break from, because part 1 gives a lot to keep track of. But once you start, you get through the entire book rather quickly!
Amy Beth
Delightful. I loved all the pictures and how the beginning switched between the story, stories from the Firefly Quarterly, and notes. It was very enjoyable to piece the story together.
Julia Winknler
This book is about a boy named hugo pepper,who lives with paren ts that are nit hus real Parents .I still have to read this book,I olny read the first chapter
This book was a little harder to follow since it has a bunch of little stories but it all comes together by the end. It was another fun read.
Andy Ford
Jul 14, 2008 Andy Ford rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Andy by: C. Wiggins
Absolutely first rate fun!!! I will immediately seek out other books by these authors. Delightful illustrations, and cleverly interwoven stories.
Really interesting. Great fun to read and amazing story. Good character desccriptions throughout the book, just generally a good read.
Dec 05, 2007 Theresa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: kids
This was a fine book, a little too heavy on the quirkiness factor, but good none the less. And the illustrations drove me nuts! ugh.
I did not like the format. It had multiple stories which eventually all tie in together. It was a fun story though.
Hugo doesn't end as strong as Fergus Crane and Corby Flood, but is just as fun, creative, and witty. Loved it.
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Paul Stewart is a writer of children's books, best known for the bestselling The Edge Chronicles, the Free Lance novels and the Far Flung Adventures series among others. Many of his books are illustrated by Chris Riddell. Paul Stewart lives in the Seaside town Brighton with his wife and children.
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