The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
  • The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
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The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)

The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 05/08/2021
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Full of heart, adventure and wordplay, Pickard’s debut sets young Marina on an exciting quest to discover the incredible story of the titular child – hidden from view due to his unique appearance.

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When Marina discovers a boy with a head of tentacles and crab claws for hands, she resolves to help him unravel the mystery of his past ... 'Charming and delightful ... a whimsical adventure story stuffed to the flippers with fish puns and fun.' SAM SEDGMAN, CO-AUTHOR OF THE ADVENTURES ON TRAINS SERIES Marina lives in Merlington, a fish-obsessed seaside town. Unfortunately, she doesn't care for fish; she loves telling stories. Marina finds her best story yet when she explores the ruined, haunted pier: a boy called William with a head of tentacles and crab claws for hands. He has lived on the pier all his life, cared for by a fisherman who has since disappeared and who warned him always to remain hidden. Together, the pair resolve to unravel the mystery of his past - but danger isn't far away ... The debut novel by Richard Pickard, a fresh new voice in children's fiction and winner of the Times/Chicken House Chairman's Choice Award 2019. A funny, dark, core middle-grade story touching on themes of lies, storytelling, secrets, acceptance and, of course, fish! Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Edward Scissorhands!

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
ISBN: 9781913696603
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 199 x 150 x 21 mm

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“One hake of a book!”

Marina Minnow lives in the small seaside town of Merlington with her mum, Sally. Life has been difficult since her dad went missing at sea several years earlier, especially as the family fishmongers store is... More

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“Fantastic fishy adventure for pre teens”

A fabulous new read for my 8-10 yr old girls. In three words it is described as QUIRKY, FISHY, ADVENTURE

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“A wonderful fun-packed mystery”

Somewhat unusually for me, it was the title of this new middle grade book that drew me to it, rather than its cover art, blurb or author. Intrigued by it, this has been on my TBB list for some time and so I was... More

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