|April 7, 2005|
|Preceded by||Fergus Crane|
|Followed by||Hugo Pepper|
Corby Flood is a children's book written by Paul Stewart and illustrated by Chris Riddell, published in 2005. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award. Corby Flood was an average girl in an average family. They were on board the SS Euphonia, a giant cruise ship that used to be "the Empress of the Seas", but it was reduced to a cargo ship, with some passengers, including her family, the caption, Lieutenant Letchworth-Crisp, a third engineer, Mr. and Mrs. Hattenswiller, The Man from Cabin 21, and the mysterious Brotherhood of Clowns. They were traveling to Harbor Heights to start a new school for the children, and Mr. Flood, a job designing umbrellas, as he was an engineer but had a "great disappointment" when a bridge he built collapsed. Corby must handle the annoying, smarmy Lieutenant who is solely interested in her older sister, cope with the antics of her four older brothers, and figure out the connection with the Brotherhood of Clowns and a sad, mournful tune-- and she must make it back to the ship after getting shipped to a strange and foreign place wearing a bumblebee costume.
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