The Poison Boy
Fletcher Moss
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 10+
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 342pp
ISBN: 978-1-908435-44-6
Publication date: April 2013
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Poison boy Dalton Fly, a lowly food taster to the rich, has a lucky escape after drinking laced wine. But his mate is less fortunate, and Dalton wants answers. Who murdered his friend, and what were they really after?

With the help of aristocratic girl Scarlet Dropmore, whose life he unwittingly saved, he sets out to rescue his city from the poisoners within.

Winner of Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition
‘An action-packed. Historical adventure, full of grisly goings-on, dastardly plots and near-death escapes. We loved it.’

When the door crashed open, Dalton Fly was holding his breath in the shadows, his back pressed against the cool marble of a thick pillar and his eyes

“I always wanted to write, but it took me a long time to find the confidence to leave trends behind…Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines trilogy was sort of an epiphany for me… It opened my eyes to the possibilities of writing for younger audiences and redefined the genre [for me].”

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