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The Silver Casket (Something Wickedly Weird #3)

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The only thing worse than pirates are undead pirates.

He might have survived the first two books, but Stanley Buggles has hardly found a quiet life in his home of Cramdon Rock. Now there are two more dead pirates out to find Stanely, and this time there's an army with them. They want the precious key to the Silver Casket. Stanley doesn't know
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published April 14th 2009 by Roaring Brook Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Pop Bop
Aug 11, 2016 Pop Bop rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I very much enjoyed the first two books in this series and was curious to see if this third volume was as enjoyable as its predecessors. I am happy to report that the series has lost none of its charm and ripping thrills.

In the first volume of this series we met Stanley Buggles, who is a smart, courageous, inquisitive, and clever young hero. The setting, the isolated island of Crampton Rock, is just right, with lots of odd residents and hidden secrets. The supporting characters are sometimes cra
Oct 27, 2010 Stephanie rated it it was ok
Stanley Buggles is back at Crampton Rock and something BIG is coming to Candlestick Hall. Can Stanley and Daisy once again save the day?

The third entry in the Something Wickedly Weird series brings Stanley and Daisy face to face with the undead. The Ibis, a magical token that had been concealed in the belly of a mounted pike, has been exposed to water and triggered the Awakening, a call to all the pirate undead. Hoardes of pirate corpses rise from their graves, be they on land or at sea, and all
I had mixed feelings about the 3rd instalment of Something Wickedly Weird. I was expecting something about Stanley's 'gloomy industrial town' and holidays at the beginning and some of the catching up was a bit clunky. I was more aware of it being a book for primary aged children than the previous two. And at this stage after all the previous adventures, I find the notion of Mrs Corelli the housekeeper telling Stanley off and being the disciplinarian redundant - especially after what Stanley achi ...more
I was excited for the Awakening to be in full swing and Angel Cuzco was intimidating. His character could have been utilized a lot more to enliven the story. I was disappointed towards the end. I felt it was anti-climactic. Without giving up spoilers I will say that the anticipation was mounting and then it flopped, ending too quickly to enjoy it. I was amused by how clever Stanley was. Some significant events took place that I enjoyed because they were surprising.
Miss Ryoko
Aug 21, 2011 Miss Ryoko rated it really liked it
I'm really starting to love these books! The writing is fantastic, the dialogue is witty, the illustrations are great! All around, the high quality of these books make wonderful children's books. Thank you, Chris Mould, for writing WELL WRITTEN literature for children! You are awesome!
Nov 25, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it
Malcolm says, "I liked it because I really like caskets. Whatever was pirates, I liked. I liked Angel Cuzco, who was the fiercest of all pirates. Now I need to eat some pie. I'll do more interviews later."
Neville Ridley-smith
A good example of "show, don't tell", or rather, a bad example. This is more "tell lots and don't show".
Could have done with a little more action, but there were plenty of surprises in the story that kept Seth and I turning pages.
Jul 29, 2015 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Stanley and Daisy meet ghosts and have to protect The Ibis from the threat of hoards of undead treasure seekers.
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Chris Mould is the illustrator of Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party, written by Lucy Coats. Chris went to art school at the age of sixteen. During this time, he did various jobs, from delivering papers to washing-up. He has won the Nottingham Children’s Book Award and been commended for the Sheffield. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have on
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Something Wickedly Weird (6 books)
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