Flood and Fang

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Orion Children's, 2009 - Children's stories - 244 pages
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Meet the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand.

Edgar is alarmed when he sees a nasty looking black tail slinking under the castle walls. But his warnings to the inhabitants of the castle go unheeded: Lord Valevine Otherhand is too busy trying to invent the unthinkable and discover the unknowable; his wife, Minty, is too absorbed in her latest obsession - baking; and ten-year-old Cudweed is running riot with his infernal pet monkey. Only Solstice, the black-haired, poetry-writing Otherhand daughter, seems to pay any attention. As the lower storeys of the castle begin mysteriously to flood, and kitchen maids continue to go missing, the family come ever closer to the owner of the black tail...

First in a brand new six book series of tales of mystery (with a touch of goth-froth) for 9 year olds from bestselling author, Marcus Sedgwick. With quirky black and white line illustrations from new talent, Pete Williamson.

Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk

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Review: Flood and Fang (The Raven Mysteries #1)

User Review  - Maggie - Goodreads

Not entirely sure what to make of this one . . . it's clever, but I'm not sure the target audience (8-10 year olds?) will understand half the jokes or even a good bit of the vocabulary. What's more ... Read full review

Review: Flood and Fang (The Raven Mysteries #1)

User Review  - Abi Elphinstone - Goodreads

Moontrug's a big fan of feathery chaps in books (Hedwig in Harry Potter, Kes in A Kestrel for a Knave, the white pigeon in The Last Wild), but recently Moontrug came across a feathered friend who ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Marcus Sedgwick is a full time author. His first novel, Floodland, won the Branford Boase Award for the best debut children's novel of 2000. Since then his books have been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award, the Costa Book Award, the Carnegie Medal and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. He lives near Cambridge.

Find his website at www.marcussedgwick.com and follow him on Twitter @marcussedgwick.

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