Award-winning illustrator Chris Mould makes his gripping authorial debut with this darkly humorous series, now in paperback.
Crampton Rock is a peaceful fishing village on a remote island, accessible only at low tide. And all looks crisp and cosy as Stanley Buggles settles down for the winter. But something wicked has blown in with the wind. What is the headless ghost desperate to tell Stanley And who are the deadly pirates, marching through the oncoming blizzard
Originally published under the title 'The Icy Hand'.
Engagingly illustrated ... cheerful, fast-moving romp. - Carousel
From the moment they claw their way out of a graveyard you know you are onto a winner. - Publishing News
Fast-paced and accompanied by Mould's own dark illustrations, The Wooden Mile is a riveting read for newly independent readers. - Bookfest
Margaret Mahy's many books - picture books, short stories, and fiction for teenagers as well as younger children - have been hugely successful all round the world and she was indisputably one of the most popular and successful 20th-century children's authors. She won the CARNEGIE MEDAL and many other awards, and was nominated for the HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD. Margaret died in July 2012.
Chris Mould is an award-winning author and illustrator. He is one of twenty studio artists at the prestigious Dean Clough Mills. His published work ranges from picture books to young fiction, theatre posters, editorial cartoons for major newspapers and character development work for animated features. He exhibits his artwork regularly, commits to an ongoing programme of events and also curates a gallery space dedicated to children's books artwork. Visit http://www.chrismould.blogspot.co.uk/ or follow him on Twitter @chrismouldink for more news.