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The Unadoptables
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The Unadoptables (Hardback)

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Synopsis

Five amazing children . . . one most un-ordinary adventure.



"A compelling, gorgeously-written story about the power of friendship and the true meaning of family . . . perfection!" Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike



"A high-speed, witty, absurd and joyful adventure." Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppersand The Good Thieves



In the autumn of 1886, Elinora Gassbeek, matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage discovers five new babies in most extraordinary 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, Egbert, Fenna, Sem and Milou.



Growing up together, these five children know their individuality is what makes them so special - and so determined to stay together.



Then 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.



But is their real home - and their real family - already closer than they realise?



"A corker of a story." Emma Carroll, author of Letters to the Lighthouse



"A book to absolutely fall in love with." Cerrie Burnell, author of The Girl with the Shark's Teeth

Children'sFiction & true storiesAdventure storiesCrime & mystery fictionChildren'sPersonal & social issuesFamily issuesDivorce, separation, family break-up Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK Publication Date: 26/05/2020 ISBN-13: 9780241417461  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Hana Tooke (Author) Half Dutch, half English, Hana Tooke grew up near Amsterdam and moved to the south of England at the age of twelve. After completing a degree in music, and then a PGCE, Hana was a primary school teacher for several years. Hana also completed the Bath Spa University Writing for Young People MA, and The Unadoptables was shortlisted for The Bath Children's Novel Award 2018. She lives in Bath with two humans and a cat. Ayesha L. Rubio (Illustrator) Ayesha L. Rubio was born in Madrid. She studied Fine Arts in Spain and England before beginning her work as an illustrator. She has three books of her own and has embarked on new adventures in the world of animation.

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