My Friend the Octopus

My Friend the Octopus

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4.34 (164 ratings by Goodreads)

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From the bestselling author of Darwin's Dragons
comes a high-stakes aquatic adventure, perfect for fans of The
Murderer's Ape!
England, 1893, and aquarium fever is at its height.

Twelve-year-old Vinnie Fyfe works in the tea-shop at Brighton
aquarium, and waits for her milliner mother to return from Paris.

The arrival of a giant octopus changes her life for ever. Discovering
a talent for art, Vinnie begins to draw the extraordinary

She soon realises she can communicate with the octopus through
colour and - as a gripping mystery begins to unfold -
discovers what true courage really means ...

The second middle-grade historical adventure by critically
acclaimed Lindsay Galvin, author of Darwin's Dragons

A gripping Victorian mystery with a touching connection
between a young girl and an octopus at its heart

Strong STEM and natural history themes with an underwater

Effortlessly blends exciting adventure with a rip-roaring
historical mystery and non-fiction elements


'A striking and original adventure ... just the sort of story

'WHAT a voyage! [Darwin's Dragons] is everything
you hope it will be ...' LUCY STRANGE

'[A] beautifully fictionalised story' THE TELEGRAPH
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Product details

  • 9-11
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 143 x 206 x 28mm | 280g
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1913696405
  • 9781913696405
  • 21,178

Rating details

4.34 out of 5 stars
- 164 ratings
5 52% (85)
4 35% (57)
3 9% (15)
2 4% (6)
1 1% (1)
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