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Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Smugglers' Wreck: Book 9

Helen Moss, Roy Knipe, Leo Hartas

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Smugglers' Wreck: Book 9


  • Action Adventures - chills, thrills and plenty of spills

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5 out 5

18 reviews

A research team arrives in Castle Key to explore the wreck of an old smugglers' ship that sank in Pirate Cove. When Scott and Emily dive down to the wreck, Scott glimpses a long lost artefact said to hold the key to a hoard of smuggled treasure. But when the team leader goes back to recover the artefact, it has mysteriously vanished! Was Scott mistaken or is somebody else after the smugglers' loot? Follow Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift on a very mysterious treasure hunt.



I loved this book it was about the smugglers wreck and it felt like you were along for there adventures. I would recommend this book to everyone. I love all the characters and the way they managed to solve the mystery.

Mademoiselle Cilla Gravy 30.08.2023


I like Emily best because she comes up with the plans and suspects. I would recommend this book because it is very interesting and mysterious. Also, there is a smugglers shipwreck and Emily, Scot and Jack have to find hidden treasure in a chamber.

Fairy Blossom Glitterball 08.08.2022


My favourite character is Emily Wild. I would recommend this book to people who like adventure stories.

Major Wombat Remmington 11.08.2021


Scott is looking for a compass he knows is hidden on a wreck but he finds a shark and loads of skeletons!

Madam Letizia Bubble-wrap 19.07.2021


This book was so cool, this is the main kind of book I like with adventures and loads of ups and downs. I would recommend this to any Harry Potter fans, famous five fans and any other good adventure loving people!

Captain Honeycomb Bungalow 29.09.2020


I like this book because Scott and Emily get to dive down to the Mermaid, the wreck of a smuggler’s ship, that sank in Pirate Cove. It was also funny when Scott saw a basking shark and thought it would eat him! My favourite character is Scott because he saw the compass and knew that it had eight sides. I would definitely recommend this book to someone else.

Viscountess Harmonica Rubber-duck 11.08.2020


There is a compass

Marshal Stinky Frankenstein 06.08.2020


I really loved this book and reading about all the adventures the children have

King Octopus Frankfurter 20.07.2020


These books are pretty predictable for ages 8-12 (approx) although there are some red herrings along the way! They are filled with modern jokes and the characters’ personalities are all different and contrasting which is good. Smuggler’s Wreck is filled with legends and mystery as the friends embark on an underwater adventure!

Anonymous 22.07.2019


This is a really good book i would recommend it to everybody it is adventurous, funny and mysterious Best book ever.

Anonymous 13.08.2017


It is a very good book because it has a mixture of humour and mystery . It is when there was a long lost ship, within the ship there was treasure ,if it fell into the wrong hands the city would be at chaos.

Anonymous 13.08.2017


I think this book is a mystery of what is happening in the wreck I recomed this book to older children who like mysteries.

Anonymous 05.08.2017


Amazing mystery with cliffhangers after chapters. When I started reading, I couldn't put it down!

Anonymous 28.08.2015


This book is filled with mystery, adventure and excitement!

Anonymous 27.07.2015


I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters. I think anyone age 7 and over would enjoy this story.

Anonymous 05.01.2015


I love this book all adventurous and fun to find the pen dragon compass i highly recommend it.

Anonymous 11.09.2014


really interesting

Anonymous 26.08.2014


If you like adventure you'll love Helen Moss' adventure island series. :-)

Anonymous 30.07.2014

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