The Wooden Mile
Publish date: September 30th 2008
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
Series: Something Wickedly Weird (#1)
it's a great set-up: young Stanly Buggles has inherited a house from a great-uncle he didn't know he had. He gets to go off and live in his house for the summer under the watchful (but not too watchful) eye of a faithful housekeeper. The house happens to be set on a most unusual island, full of m...
When eleven year old Stanley Buggles inherits a house from an unknown great-uncle, he has no idea what lies ahead. His parents put him on the train and send off to Crampton Rock for the summer to take possession of his new property. Things aren't quite that simple, as Stanley soon discovers. Before ...
This is a fast read for adults (took me 30 minutes) with nice atmosphere, some creepy moments and pirates. Although at times it felt a little rushed, there was plenty of potential left for future installments to flesh out and explore other aspects of the situation Stanley has found himself in.
(review of an uncorrected proof) I've seen reviews likening this to the Lemony Snickett books. I don't agree. I find those books to be unrelentingly dark and dismal. This story is much lighter, happier, and a lot more fun - at least to me. And, the illustrations are wonderful. The story is suspensef...