The Great Galloon : Being a Mostly Accurate Tale of the Voyages of Captain Meredith Anstruther, His Crew and His Celebrated Great Galloon Paperback
by Tom Banks
Illustrated by John Kelly
Part of the A Great Galloon Book series
Like MUPPETS TREASURE ISLAND. But a little less fur. And in the sky. The Great Galloon is an enormous airship, built by Captain Meredith Anstruther and manned by his crew, who might seem like a bit of a motley bunch but who are able to fight off invading marauders whilst drinking tea and sweeping floors! Captain Anstruther is preparing to marry the beautiful Lady Isabella, but disaster strikes when his evil younger brother comes aboard for the wedding and steals Isabella away onto his underwater Sumbaroon. Stanley, a clever boy with a small horn, and Rasmussen, a reluctant countess-to-be, are busy waiting for an adventure to begin.
Instead they have to fight off BeheMoths, avoid enormous Seagles, encounter the terrifying (but nice really) Brunt and save the Galloon from sinking.
How will they ever find the Captain's bride when nothing's happening? THE GREAT GALLOON is a humorous CAPTAIN PUGWASH meets MONTY PYTHON adventure perfect for reading aloud and for growing readers looking for a silly, funny book.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, 15 B&W illustrations
- Publisher: Hot Key Books
- Publication Date: 07/03/2013
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9781471400889