Corby Flood

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Corby Flood
Corby Flood.jpg
AuthorPaul Stewart
IllustratorChris Riddell
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesFar-Flung Adventures
Publication date
7 April 2005
Preceded byFergus Crane 
Followed byHugo 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.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

Corby Flood is an average girl in an average family. They are on board the SS Euphonia, a giant cruise ship that used to be "the Empress of the Seas" but has been reduced to a cargo ship with some passengers. The people aboard include her family, the captain, Lieutenant Letchworth-Crisp, a third engineer, Mr. and Mrs. Hattenswiller, The Man from Cabin 21, and the mysterious Brotherhood of Clowns. The Floods are traveling to Harbor Heights to start a new school for the children and, for 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 overly interested in her older sister, cope with the antics of her four older brothers, and figure out the connection between 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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