School Ship Tobermory by Alexander Mccall SmithSchool Ship Tobermory by Alexander Mccall Smith

School Ship Tobermory

byAlexander Mccall Smith

Hardcover | October 11, 2016

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The author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency draws from his own sailing experience to deliver this rip-roaring adventure on the high seas. The first volume in a  middle-grade adventure-mystery series perfect for boys and girls!
Ben and Fee MacTavish are twins who’ve been homeschooled on a submarine. Now they’re heading to the School Ship Tobermory. This is no ordinary school—it’s a sailing ship where kids from around the world train to be sailors and learn about all things nautical. Come aboard as the kids set sail for their first adventure.

Ben and Fee make friends as they adjust to life aboard the Tobermory. When a film crew arrives on a nearby ship, the Albatross, Ben is one of the lucky kids chosen as a movie extra. But after a day’s filming, his suspicions are aroused. Are the director and crew really shooting a film? Or are they protecting a secret on the lower decks of the Albatross? Ben, Fee, and their friends set out to investigate. Are they prepared for what they might find?

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH is the author of the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. He has also written more than thirty books for younger readers, including three novels featuring the young Precious Ramotswe, one of the world’s most famous fictional private detectives. Visit him online at and on Fac...
Title:School Ship TobermoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.56 × 5.75 × 0.79 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399552618

ISBN - 13:9780399552618


Editorial Reviews

"A schooner that serves as a boarding school is an inviting setting for this breezy series opener."--Publishers Weekly

"Quirky fun."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"An accessible, unpretentious story full of timeless values and goodness."--Kirkus Reviews