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WANTED! Artistes, performers and interested parties for a Voyage of Fortune aboard the paddleboat Calliope. Talent the only requisite!

Cissy and Kookie are steaming headlong into adventure when they leap aboard the Bright Lights Showboat, joining its motley crew of actors, inventors, teachers, preachers, barbers, dogs and performers! Together they paddle up the Missouri River, putting on plays and entertainments for the towns along the shores – while having daring adventures and beating hustlers at their own game. But sometimes, on the muddy and treacherous Missouri, danger levels rise too high even for the resourceful Bright Lights crew. Then only the bravest and grandest in the land can hope to stop the final curtain from falling… From the brilliant and ever-inventive Geraldine McCaughrean, this brand new adventure really does pull out all the stops!

“With a huge and original cast and a never ending supply of witty and original incident, this is a thoroughly enjoyable story from an award-winning writer.” Julia Eccleshare,

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.7; Middle years; 11.0 points




Geraldine McCaughrean

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