My Friend the Octopus-9781913696405

My Friend the Octopus

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Author: Galvin, Lindsay

Crime & mystery fiction (Children's/YA)

Published on 2 June 2022 by Chicken House Ltd in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 384 pages
131 x 199 x 31 | 260g


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