“A magical new voice in fantasy. Wise, warm and wonderful” – Eoin Colfer
“Assured and pacy, it has the intricately inlaid feel of a classic children’s mystery.”
Imogen Russell Williams, GUARDIAN REVIEW
First book for young readers from this award-winning Canadian novelist.
“This idiosyncratic short novel is full of information about New York and its landmarks, including Ground Zero.” Nicolette Jones, SUNDAY TIMES
“An involving and well-plotted wartime adventure crisply written in short sentences but rich in factual detail.” Nicolette Jones, SUNDAY TIMES
“As more-is as caramel wafers” Sunday Times
Waterstones Book of the Month
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week 17.06.2018
A heart-breaking, heart-warming novel that will probably make you cry, and will definitely make you laugh, Boy Underwater combines sharp, witty writing with a gripping story of a child’s moving unpicking of his past. Sensitively illustrated by picture book superstar Benji Davies, it’s a novel that’s unafraid to tackle the difficult – often unspoken – issues that can affect families.
Times Children’s Book of the Week 26.05.2108
“Likely to be the best children’s book you will read this year.” Alex O’Connell, The Times
When a man returns to his childhood home and visits the derelict tree house in which his father once chose to live, he recalls the past unravelling of his family, the unspoken strangeness of their lives, and the impact on his own adult life. Beautiful, sparse and insightful storytelling. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 14+
About the illustrator: Emma Shoard
11-year-old Felix Twain’s life revolves around the number two. He skips every second step when he takes the stairs, taps door handles twice and positions objects in pairs.
Illustrator information > Maria Serrano
“A heart-breaking, head-melting science fiction mystery…” Guardian Review
From the author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright and The Jamie Drake Equation.
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week 27.05.2018
Love the jacket illustration on this… The first in a compelling middle-grade mystery series from this popular author.
After a pet owner vanishes from his clifftop mansion, Kat turns to her new friend, Harper Lamb, for help. What began as mystery-solving holiday fun quickly turns deadly for Wolfe and Lamb. Can they count on their unruly animals to save their lives?