Carnival of the Lost

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When Sheba the wolf girl joins the Carnival of the Lost – an extraordinary theatre troupe of performing artists – she feels, for the first time in her life, that she fits in and will have a chance of making friends. But her stage act is not all she has to think about. Children are being sucked into the waters of the Thames never to reappear. And there have been strange sightings of a mechanical monster at the scene of each crime. Because these children are the poorest of the poor, scavenging for treasure in the mud, their disappearances have been largely ignored. Until the Carnival of the Lost decide to get involved. They know firsthand that looks only tell half a story.

ISBN: 9780571364503 Author: Larwood, Kieran Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 17th February 2022 Imprint: Faber & Faber Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 373 Language: English Edition: Paperback original Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subjects: , ,

A wonderfully murky, carnivalesque world of intrigue, unexpected friendships and mysteries solved.

Sheba the wolf girl joins an unusual troupe of performers that includes Pyewacket, a witch’s imp; Gigantus the giant and Sister Moon, a knife thrower. For the first time in her life she feels she might make true friends, and learn a real stage craft. But soon that’s not all she has to think about . . .

Children are being sucked into the Thames and there have been strange sightings of a mechanical monster. The carnival troupe know first-hand that looks only tell half a story – they become determined to find these forgotten children. Perhaps they will unravel the mystery that has defied even the law!

Illustrated with black and white artwork from superstar illustrator, Sam Usher, and the first in a brand new series!

‘Thrilling, original, full of zest and wit.’ The London Times
‘An atmospheric and exciting read.’ BookTrust
‘A page-turning adventure.’ The Daily Mirror

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