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Saracen Hobday lives a quiet, peaceful life until the day his Granny, a detective, rushes off in pursuit of the dreaded pirate Grudge-Gallows. Left alone, Saracen falls in love, twice, makes a fortune from a newly discovered plant, and defeats a gang of ruffian pirates'all because of tingleberry ice cream, the tuckertub plant, and a solid gold telephone!?Another rollicking adventure from the versatile Mahy, this is filled with zany characters, hilarious situations, and action.' ? Booklist