Freaks /

In Victorian London, a lonely band of misfits trapped in a sideshow decides to put their extraordinary talents to use to solve the mysteries that no one else cares about, starting with the stealing of poor children from the banks of the Thames.

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Main Author: Larwood, Kieran.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Chicken House/Scholastic, 2013.
Edition:1st American ed.
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Main Author:Larwood, Kieran.
Summary:In Victorian London, a lonely band of misfits trapped in a sideshow decides to put their extraordinary talents to use to solve the mysteries that no one else cares about, starting with the stealing of poor children from the banks of the Thames.

Weirdest. Crime Fighters. Ever.

Sheba, the fur-faced Wolfgirl, can sniff out a threat from miles away. Monkeyboy clambers up bridges and buildings in the blink of an eye - then drops deadly stink bombs of his own making (yes, THAT kind)! Sister Moon sees in the dark, and moves at the speed of light.

Born with weird abnormalities that make them misfits, these Freaks spend their nights on public display, trapped in a traveling Victorian sideshow.But during the day, they put their strange talents to use: They solve the most sinister crimes. And in a dank, desperate world of crooks and child-snatchers, they're determined to defend London's most innocent victims: the street urchins disappearing from the city's streets.

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General Notes:"First published in the United Kingdom in 2012..."--T.p. verso.
Physical Description:223 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN:9780545474245 (hbk.)
0545474248 (hbk.)
9780545474252
0545474256
Author Notes:

Kieran Larwood is a kindergarten teacher on the Isle of Wight, where he lives with his wife and children. Freaks , his debut novel, is the winner of the fourth annual Chicken House/ London Times Children's Fiction Competition. Visit him at www.kmlarwood.com and follow him on Twitter @kmlarwood.

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