Midnight Pirates

Ally Kennen

Midnight Pirates

Three children, whose parents have gone to America, try to run a secluded West Country beach hotel on their own. The chaos mounts as they pretend there are adults in charge. A sinister guest brings danger. A ship is grounded off the beach, and crates of washed-up cargo are there for the taking. But the wreck was no accident... 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
Midnight Pirates

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Classification Fiction
Genre , Children's & Teenage
Format Paperback
Pages 304
RRP
Date of Publication January 2013
ISBN 978-1407129884
Publisher Marion Lloyd Books
 

Three children, whose parents have gone to America, try to run a secluded West Country beach hotel on their own. The chaos mounts as they pretend there are adults in charge. A sinister guest brings danger. A ship is grounded off the beach, and crates of washed-up cargo are there for the taking. But the wreck was no accident...

Bedlam by Ally Kennen.

Reviews

The Guardian

Marcus Sedgwick

Kennen manages to steer a safe course between the treacherous rocks of fictional impossibilities and unbelievable plot turns: she doesn't duck the question of "what would really happen", but sails confidently into even more enjoyably ludicrous territory. The success of this is down to her strong characterisation; Miranda, our long-suffering protagonist, is the sanest of everyone, but her brothers provide welcome lunacy, with Cal appearing to believe he should have been born in California in the 1980s, and Jackie a vortex of strangeness in the way only small boys can be.

02/02/2013

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