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Death by Airship

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Prince Conn will never be king. And that's just fine with him. He's ninth in line for the pirate throne and is quite happy to sail the skies in his airship with his crew of cheery misfits, plundering as they go. But one by one his siblings are being murdered, in tragic fires, violent cannon attacks or mysterious poisonings. Soon all fingers are pointing toward Conn as the mastermind. To prove his innocence, Conn must make his way to Skull Island, navigating his airship through a gauntlet of villains, explosions and betrayals. Can he reach his father's kingdom before it's too late? Or will he suffer the same fate as the rest of his family?

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"Slade, a master of gung-ho, young adult novels, mixes plenty of drive-ahead action and

plot contrivances with his much-loved sense of humour."

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"Filled to the brim with humorous dialogue and vivid action sequences, Death by Airship is sure to become a favourite with adolescent readers across all genders and reading levels…A novel that jumps off the page, leaving a vivid impression in the memories of its readers."

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“The mystery keeps readers on the edge of their seats and the lower reading/ high interest level as well as the brevity of the book will not intimidate reluctant or struggling readers.”

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"This is a wonderful read…The Pirate clan is a fascinating family, and I desperately want to know what the next adventure is! Another great read from the masterful pen of Arthur Slade! Hazzah!"

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“There is much pirate talk and some science fiction elements, including flying ships and birds that blow up like bombs. The pace is fast and students that love pirates will enjoy this chapter book.”

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Arthur Slade is a Governor General's Award-winning author of many novels for young readers, including the Amber Fang series and Modo: Ember's End, a graphic novel based on the characters from The Hunchback Assignments trilogy. Raised on a ranch in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan, Arthur now makes his home in Saskatoon.

 
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Modo: Ember's End

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Modo, who first made his appearance in The Hunchback Assignments, is a young, disfigured spy trained to be the ultimate secret agent. Not only is Modo brilliant and strong, but he also has a special ability: he can temporarily take on the appearance of other people.

While on holiday, Modo and fellow spy Octavia Milkweed find themselves in Ember's End. Created by the slightly mad scientific genius Dr. Ebenezer Ember, this is no ordinary wild-west town. It is surrounded by an energy field that prevents gunpowder from firing, and messages are sent via pneumatic tubes. There are also rumors that before Dr. Ember died, he built a weapon so powerful it could end all wars. With the local sheriff recently deceased, the two travelers are suddenly put in charge of Ember's End law enforcement.

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Arthur Slade was raised on a ranch in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan. He is the author of many novels for young readers, including The Hunchback Assignments, which won the prestigious TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, and Dust, winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. For more information, visit www.arthurslade.com.

 
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