Worse Things Happen At Sea!
Worse Things Happen at Sea!: A Tale of Pirates, Poison, and Monsters (The Ratbridge Chronicles)
Worse Things Happen At Sea!
Alan Snow, Alan Snow
Set sail for adventure on the high seas in this rollicking tale of pirates, poison, and monsters from New York Times bestselling author Alan Snow.The kooky residents of Ratbridge are clamoring for the miracle medicine Black Jollop, but a shortage calls for action. The Nautical Laundry, the famed rat-pirate vessel, must journey afar to gather the medicine’s secret ingredient. But things aren’t what they seem…and soon the ship is under attack. Can young Arthur and his Ratbridge friends triumph and return with the cure for the towns ills? Illustrated throughout with hundreds of detailed and delightful black-and-white drawings, this imaginative novel will captivate young sea-faring scallywags and brave buccaneers who love a daring, humorous, and extraordinary adventure.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Humor

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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This book is about a boy named Arthur who gets in a ship full of troubles.  Arthur is the owner of a laundry company and his helpers are a bunch of rats.  One day, he gets arrested for drying the clothes publicly.  At the court case, all the evidence seems to be against him.  It seems that Arthur can do nothing.  They decide that he has to pay a large amount of money that he doesn’t have in a small time of six months.  This is where his troublesome adventures begin.

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