About the book
Sheba, a kind-hearted wolf-girl with a freakish sense of smell, is drafted into the Freaks, a travelling band of Victorian entertainers.
The band decide to put their extraordinary talents to much better use – solving mysteries that no one else cares about, including the fate of London's poor missing children.
Winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2011, Freaks is a richly imagined gothic mystery set in the grimy world of Victorian London.
“A really exciting debut full of mystery, adventure and dark humour.”
“Freaks is pretty much everything a 10 year old reader could ask for in a story... it is funny, exciting and nail-biting in equal measures, with a plot that races along.”
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“...a keen sense for jet-propelled adventure, evocative scene-setting and strong, memorable characters. It's a thoroughly modern ripping yarn.”
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