Publication date: April 2012
World Rights Rights sold: Audio World English, Australia, Canada, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, USA
The Freaks are a lonely band of misfits, trapped in a Victorian sideshow known as Plumpscuttle’s Peculiars.
There’s Sheba, a kind-hearted wolf-girl with an amazing sense of smell; Sister Moon, an ex-assassin; and Monkey Boy, hygienically challenged but nimble and quick-witted.
Together they are a force to be reckoned with.
In a world of thieves, grave-robbers and child-snatchers, the Freaks decide to put their extraordinary talents to use - to solve the mysteries that no one else cares about. Join them here in the first of their incredible, freaktastic adventures!
The winner of The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2011, FREAKS is a richly imagined gothic mystery set in the grime of Victorian London.
Published April 2012.
Sheba gazed through her tiny window to the seaside view beyond. It was a beautiful summer morning. The sounds of the beach drifted in and she closed