Written by Kieran Larwood
Lovereading4kids Price £5.59
£6.99 saving £1.40 (20%)
when in stock
As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.Compare book price We'd love you to buy your books from Lovereading - especially if we helped you to choose them! But as our mantra is guidance, and that includes guidance on price, please do use our 'Compare Book Price' service to discover if the best value deal is from Lovereading or another specialist bookstore.
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
Selected by our Editorial Experts
April 2012 Debut of the Month and Winner of The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2011.
This well-written and action-packed debut is even being considered the new Harry Potter for its originality but we'd say X-Men meets Oliver Twist with a whiff of Lemony Snicket thrown in is a more accurate placement. It's a terrific romp of an adventure set in Victorian London and featuring a band of talented misfits, who at night are a Victorian sideshow, but by day they are a band of crime fighters who put their extraordinarily special talents to good use by solving the monstrous mysteries that surround their every move in grimy London.
Meet Sheba, the wolf girl; Sister Moon who is faster than the eye can see and Monkeyboy, the human stink bomb. Be an early adopter and read Freaks before it becomes a bestseller!
A message from Barry Cunningham, Publisher of Freaks: I loved the way this book smells! You can practically inhale the strange aromas of stinky streets, rotting rivers and slimy villains. You will find your nose twitching as the story of the most amazing misfit crime fighters unfurls in your hands. Freaks is the worthy winner of this year's Times/Chicken House new writers' competition. Kieran Larwood has created one of the best new stories of the year!
Previous winners are:
Win a copy of The Bolds!
We are giving away 5 copies of The Bolds, the first in Julian Clary's hilarious series about a family of hyenas living in disguise. To have a chance of winning one of these great prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.
The draw closes on 2 March 2017. The winners will be notified by 16 March 2017.
Freaks by Kieran Larwood
The Freaks are a band of misfits, trapped in a nightly Victorian sideshow but by day they are something entirely different.
“the most original central characters…it rose to the top.” - Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, a judge of The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition
“A really exciting debut full of mystery, adventure and dark humour” - The Bookseller
About the Author
More books by Kieran Larwood
Chicken House Ltd
5th April 2012
It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.Sam Harper – age 10
Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitementJasmine Harris-Hart, age 12
We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!Tracey Chorley
At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High
I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new booksElosie Clarkson – age 11
I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.Angela East
It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk
It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think toLorraine Woods