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The Unadoptables: Five fantastic children on the adventure of a lifetime

The Unadoptables: Five fantastic children on the adventure of a lifetime (Paperback)

By Tooke, Hana
Illustrated by Rubio, Ayesha L.

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'Milou,' Lotta said softly. 'We need adoption papers to leave. And no one except that horrid merchant wants us.' 'Well then,' replied Milou with a grin. 'We'll just have to adopt ourselves.' In all the years that Elinora Gassbeek has been matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage, not... once have the Rules for Baby Abandonment been broken. Until the autumn of 1886, when five babies are left in outrageous circumstances- one in a tin toolbox, one in a coal bucket, one in a picnic hamper, one in a wheat sack, and finally, one in a coffin-shaped basket. Those babies were Lotta, Egg, Fenna, Sem and Milou; who were swiftly and firmly deemed 'the unadoptables'. Twelve years on the children still have each other - until the fateful night a most sinister gentleman appears and threatens to tear them apart. The gang decide to make a daring escape, fleeing the frozen canals of Amsterdam for an adventure packed with puppets and pirate ships, clock-makers and cruel villains - and with only a scrap of a clue to guide them to their mysterious new home . . .
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ISBN 9780241453612
Released AU 2 Jul 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780241453612
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Released 2 Jul 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tooke, Hana
Illustrated by Rubio, Ayesha L.
Category Historical Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Parents' Divorce & Separation, Family Break-Up
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 158mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 280g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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