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The Smuggler's Curse

Written by Norman Jorgensen


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Red Read’s life takes an alarming turn when his mother sells him to an infamous smuggler plying his trade off the north-west coast in the closing days of the 19th century. From terrifying encounters with cut-throat pirates to battling the forces of nature in a tropical typhoon, Red is in for the adventure of a lifetime.

'...this exciting, refreshingly politically incorrect tale … of smuggling, pirating and general blood-thirsty adventuring … is a thrilling, old-fashioned highly satisfying "blood and guts" Boys’ Own adventure.’ Magpies

'Jam packed with action and adventure...' Reading Time

'Like all good pirate stories, it's the sort of book you can't put down and end up reading under the blankets with your torch when you're supposed to be asleep.' The West Australian

'...[a] frightening and exhilarating adventure aboard The Black Dragon.’ Cockburn Gazette

'The action is nicely balanced against the Captain's ethics and his tender care of young Red ... Jorgensen's storytelling is gripping' Farm Weekly


ISBN 9781925164190 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Children's ebooks
Fiction for Middle Readers
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2016
Pages 320
Rights World
  • Norman jorgensen

    Norman Jorgensen

    Norman was born in Broome in 1954, the eldest of four brothers, and lived in several country towns throughout Western Australia during his childhood. At the age of ten his family moved to Kalamunda, in the hills above Perth. Norman became an avid reader after being given The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton at age seven. He spends his spare time reading and watching old movies and enjoys travelling, woodworking and photography. Read more