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Sea Legs Alex Shearer

Sea Legs By Alex Shearer

Sea Legs by Alex Shearer

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Now that their mum has left home, twins Clive and Eric miss their dad when he leaves for his job on a luxury cruise liner every year, so they stow away on board without him knowing! Hilarious consequences and some poignant reminders of the struggles of single parenthood are the result.

Sea Legs Summary

Sea Legs by Alex Shearer

For 11 year-old twins, Clive and Eric, their dad's job as a top steward on a luxury cruise liner is a bit of a drag. Mum left some time ago, and every time Dad goes away, Clive (older and considerably wiser than Eric by about five minutes) and his twin are packed off to stay with Gran and Granddad. But this summer, when dad leaves for his latest three-week cruise, the boys are going with him! Only Dad doesn't know that yet, and if all goes to plan he never will. Because Clive and Eric are going to be stowaways. Before they know it, the boys are off to exotic parts on board the luxurious Mary Celeste. They haven't actually got a cabin, they're making do with the storage cabin down next to the engine room, but hey, who needs to sleep when there's free ice cream and chocolate gateaux to eat on an hourly basis. For the first two weeks, the boys have a whale of a time, messing about, chatting up rich old ladies, spying on Dad as he tends to the First Class passengers, and winding each other up.Things would have been perfect if Eric wasn't such a compulsive liar - telling people the captain is their dad - and nearly coming a cropper when a Swanker Watson from school appears with his snobby parents. Then everything goes horribly wrong. First Mrs Swanker Watson threatens to invite the captain to join her family for dinner, nearly giving the twins a heart attack. Then a gang of modern-day pirates climb aboard to carry out an armed robbery! But Clive and Eric save the day! Between them they manage to stall the pirates and hold them captive, foiling their dastardly plan! Nice work. The boys have been rumbled, but the captain lets them stay on board, and Dad realises his poor boys have been feeling neglected. Things are going to change, he promises - from now he's going to spend more time with them . . .

Sea Legs Reviews

'Full of the kind of daft jokes and puns that boys in particular adore * The Scotsman *
A fast moving and exciting adventure * The Financial Times *

About Alex Shearer

Alex Shearer is an established author for both adults and children, as well as being an accomplished scriptwriter for television. Alex's novel The Greatest Store in the World was adapted (by himself) for a BBC feature film, screened on Christmas Eve 1998 - starring Dervla Kerwen and Brian Blessed. Alex has won acclaim for his novel The Great Blue Yonder, published by Macmillan in 2001, and his career in writing for children is going from strength to strength!

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Sea Legs by Alex Shearer
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
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