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A very unusual pursuit

Author: Catherine Jinks
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Monsters have been infesting London's dark places for centuries, eating every child who gets too close. That's why ten-year-old Birdie McAdam works for Alfred Bunce, the bogler. With her beautiful voice and dainty looks, Birdie is the bait that draws bogles from their lairs so that Alfred can kill them. One life-changing day, Alfred and Birdie are approached by two very different women. Sarah Pickles runs a local  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Jinks
ISBN: 9781743313060 1743313063
OCLC Number: 821035678
Awards: Winner of Adelaide Festival Award for Children's Literature 2014 (Australia)
Winner of CBCA Book of the Year 2014 (Australia)
Short-listed for Younger Readers 2014 (Australia)
Short-listed for 2014 2014 (Australia)
Target Audience: For primary school age.
Description: 328 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Catherine Jinks.

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A clever adventure with feisty characters, set in a time where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in chimneys. Birdie, the singing bogler's apprentice, will win your heart in this  Read more...

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