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The Orphans of St Halibut's

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There's something fishy going on at St Halibut's in this hilarious adventure full of dastardly deeds and unlikely events from debut author Sophie Wills and million-copy bestselling illustrator, David Tazzyman. Life at St Halibut's Home for Waifs and Strays has been idyllic for two months, ever since the children buried their matron (don't look like that - it was an accident!) Helpfully, the not-so-dear departed matron left behind a surprisingly large stash of money, which will keep them in black-market lemon sherbets for the rest of their lives. Tig, Stef and Herc just have to make sure nobody finds out they're on their own, But when they find out that St Halibut's is to be inspected by DEATH (the Department for Education, Assimilation, Training and Health), they start to panic. They'll need to convince the inspector that everything is peachy or they'll be sent to the Mending House - where badly-behaved orphans go, never to return. As the big day approaches, the children start to think they might just pull it off. But when the inspector arrives, things don't just go wrong, they get spectacularly out of hand . . . Join Tig, Stef and Herc in this hilarious and quirky adventure about friendship and the power of the underdog from debut author Sophie Wills, illustrated throughout by the million-copy bestselling David Tazzyman.

Product code: 9781529013375

ISBN 9781529013375
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H197xW130xS25
Series The Orphans of St Halibut's
No. Of Pages 304
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Illustrated By David Tazzyman
On Sale Date 29/09/2020

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PERFECT FOR FANS OF ROALD DAHL AND DAVID WALLIAMS

Sharelle From South City - January 2021

Welcome to a world where grammar and spelling tests are used to keep people from worrying about any bigger problems, sugar is illegal, and children who don't behave are sent to the local Mending House to have their behaviour fixed. The Orphans of Saint Halibut's Home for Waifs and Strays - all three of them - have been living a much happier life since they buried their Matron in the backyard, but a pending inspection by DEATH means they need to make everything look normal. In the meantime, there are burglars, more orphans, a conman, a goat, suspicious broccoli muffins and another dead body (still an accident!) A fun read, if a bit too much snot for my personal tastes - but this is not something that will put most children off at all.