School Ship Tobermory

5 books in series
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School Ship Tobermory Publisher's Summary

Alexander McCall Smith, beloved best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, delivers a delightful adventure on the high seas, filled with lots of mystery and excitement, perfect for middle grade listeners! Children will be smitten with the charismatic characters, unusual circumstances, and exotic locales in this wonderful story about a school set aboard a ship.

Come aboard as the kids set sail for their first adventure!

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.

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

©2016 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2016 Listening Library
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  • Book 1

    • School Ship Tobermory

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Crawford Logan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite AMcS

    • By E. Hansen on 11-01-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • School Ship Tobermory

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith, Iain McIntosh (Illustrator)
    • Narrated by: Crawford Logan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Follow the exploits of the children who go to a most unusual school - the sail-powered training ship Tobermory. When a film crew arrives in Tobermory Bay, Ben and Fee are invited to be extras. But their suspicions are soon aroused - is the film crew genuine, or are they up to something sinister? Ben and Fee soon discover the truth when they uncover a dastardly plan masterminded by a South American businessman.

    Regular price: $11.18

  • Book 2

    • The Sands of Shark Island

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith, Iain McIntosh
    • Narrated by: Crawford Logan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After successfully thwarting a dastardly plan to steal rare marine animals, Ben and Fee MacTavish feel they can relax and continue learning all about nautical life onboard School Ship Tobermory. But it's not long before their everyday routine is interrupted by an extraordinary event. The crew find themselves embroiled in another adventure that leads them to a small island in the Caribbean, where they learn about Captain Macbeth's past and come face to face with modern-day pirates.

    Regular price: $16.73

    • The Sands of Shark Island

    • School Ship Tobermory, Book 2
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ben and Fee MacTavish and their schoolmates onboard the School Ship Tobermory are headed thousands of miles from their base in Mull to a small island in the Caribbean. They will learn extraordinary details about Captain Macbeth's past and come face to face with modern-day pirates. The students and crew aboard the Tobermory will have to band together and use their wits to escape harm and overcome the evil pirates.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It was awesome

    • By LLK on 09-26-17

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 3

    • The Race to Kangaroo Cliff

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Crawford Logan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
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    Ben and Fee MacTavish and the rest of the School Ship Tobermory crew head down under to take part in a tall ships race. But after a good start the Tobermory runs aground, having first dropped out to rescue a local boy, Kimba, stranded on the rocks. When the ship's dog, Henry, disappears, Kimba helps them find him. But they begin to realise that a missing dog is the least of their problems....

    Regular price: $11.44