"Adventure and excitement in a riverbank story from one of our best loved authors for children"
Holly Webb is one of our best-loved writers and no wonder. Her books mix adventure, family, friends and animals, are perfectly pitched for their audience and always rewarding reading. This story is set on the river Thames where Lissa is spending the summer holidays with her dad on his new houseboat. All starts well and she’s enjoying life onboard until her dad gets caught up in a new project at work. Feeling lonely and neglected she spots a young seal, apparently lost and in danger. Lissa is determined to help but in fact Pup, as she names the seal, proves just as much a rescuer. With its riverbank setting this is perfect summer reading, but, full of drama and deftly described emotions not to mention the tension of Pup’s predicament, will be satisfying at any time of year.