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Freaks

Freaks

by Kieran Larwood
Weirdest. Crime Fighters. Ever.

Sheba, the fur-faced Wolfgirl, can sniff out a threat from miles away. Monkeyboy clambers up buildings in the blink of an eye, then drops deadly stink bombs of his own making (yes, that kind)! Sister Moon sees in the dark, and moves at the speed of light. Born with weird abnormalities that make them misfits, these Freaks spend their nights on public display, trapped in a traveling Victorian sideshow. But during the day, they put their strange talents to use: They solve the most sinister crimes. And in a dank, desperate world of crooks and child-snatchers, they're determined to defend London's most innocent victims: the street urchins disappearing from the city's streets.
Ages
10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Interest Level
Grades 5 - 9
Grade Level Equivalent
5.5
Lexile Measure
850L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
Y
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
256
Genre
Mystery and Suspense

About the Author

Kieran Larwood Kieran Larwood is a kindergarten teacher on the Isle of Wight, where he lives with his wife and children. "Freaks," his debut novel, is the winner of the fourth annual Chicken House/London Times Children's Fiction Competition. Visit him at www.kmlarwood.com and follow him on Twitter @kmlarwood.

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