Malamander - The Legends of Eerie-on-Sea (Paperback)
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Malamander - The Legends of Eerie-on-Sea (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 02/05/2019
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Could the monstrous Malamander be lurking midst the rocks and wrecks of Eerie-on-Sea? The tropes of supernatural children’s classics are given a fresh and witty spin in this tale perfect for lovers of maritime mysteries such as The Storm Keeper’s Island and Sea. The briny world of Malamander may be inhabited by mechanical mermonkeys and diabolical villains but Herbert Lemon and Violet Parma are on a mission to find Violet’s missing parents and nothing is going to stand in their way. Taylor is currently best known as the illustrator of the original Harry Potter covers - but Malamander more than proves his talents as a children’s author as well.

Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for May 2019

Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander creep...

Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, knows that returning lost things to their rightful owners is not easy - especially when the lost thing is not a thing at all, but a girl.

No one knows what happened to Violet Parma's parents twelve years ago, and when she engages Herbie to help her find them, the pair discover that their disappearance might have something to do with the legendary sea-monster, the Malamander. Eerie-on-Sea has always been a mysteriously chilling place, where strange stories seem to wash up.

And it just got stranger...

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406386288
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'...a wonderfully imaginative and atmospheric adventure, rich in myth and legend and with a delicious gothic edge... Taylor is best known as an illustrator - he famously created the original jacket for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - but Malamander confirms him as a ferociously talented writer... this really is one that deserves all the buzz.' -- Fiona Noble, The Bookseller, Children's Book of the Month 

'I was steeped in the briny world of the Malamander from the very first page. Set in Eerie on Sea, where mythical beasts to walk the misty shores, Thomas Taylor introduces us to a wonderful pair of detectives - Herbie and Violet - with a riddle to solve. This is fantastical storytelling at it's best with a Dickensian cast and a terrifying beast from the deep. This enthralling oceanic adventure had me hoping our heroic lost and foundlings will have more mysteries to solve in books to come. I wanted to read on and on.' - M. G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy

'Full of unforgettable characters and brimming with maritime mystery, Malamander is a masterclass in original story-telling. Taylor's magical touch makes you believe in the impossible.' - Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island 

'Mermonkeys, monsters and magic, oh my! Malamander is a brilliantly plotted mystery swirling with secrets, myths and the enigmatic residents of one unforgettable sea-side town.' - Jennifer Bell, author of The Uncommoners

Malamander - Book Signing & Meet the Author

Malamander - Book Signing & Meet the Author

Hastings
Saturday 25th May 11:00

Thomas Taylor's 'Malamander' is a gripping gothic seaside adventure rich in myth and legend, steeped in magical mystery, and bursting with humour and a fantastical cast of characters. Based on our very own Hastings town Malamander is also Waterstones May Children's Book of The Month, so join us at the Hastings store and meet the author and get your very own copy of this fabulous book signed!

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May half term activities

May half term activities

Bury
Monday 27th May 10:00 - Friday 31st May 16:00

Why not pop in over half term and make a quick crafty bookmark in our small craft area. Feel free to be adventurous with your funky designs. There will also be colouring in and activity sheets with stickers as prizes.

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9-12 Years Book Group: June 2019

9-12 Years Book Group: June 2019

Aviemore
Friday 7th June 14:00 - 15:00

This month our 9-12 years book club have been reading the fantastic Malamander by Thomas Taylor. This has been descibed as Grand Budapest Hotel meets Lemony Snickett and we're looking forward to hearing what the kids thought of it :) Places are fully booked for this event. However, we do have a waiting list in operation, so please contact the shop if you wish your child's name to be placed on it.

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Leti

“Not all monsters are evil - they just need space!”

Such fun! Grabbed this on my way to catch a train on Saturday morning. Loved it! I’m not going to compare it to anything else as I think it deserves to stand on its own. There are classic features of mythical... More

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“A gothic fantastical mystery!”

A brilliant gothic mystery adventure for fans of The Storm Keeper's Island!
The names of the characters truly capture their personalities as well as being named after sweets like our leading protagonists Herbert... More

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Kelly at Aviemore

“Perfect choice for BOTM!”

Malamander is an absolutely wonderful children's book that will delight many and is a perfect choice for the May Children's Book of the Month! Set in seaside town with a cast of wonderfully eccentric... More

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