Written by Kieran Larwood
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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!
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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
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Chicken House Ltd
5th April 2012
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