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A very unusual pursuit

Author: Catherine Jinks
Publisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2013.
Series: City of orphans, bk. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : 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: Horror fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Children's fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Jinks
ISBN: 1743313063 9781743313060
OCLC Number: 903197899
Notes: A fantasy story.
Awards: Australian Book of the Year for younger readers 2014.
Description: 328 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: City of orphans, bk. 1.
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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