Publication Date: 02/06/2022 ISBN: 9781913696405 Category:

My Friend the Octopus

Lindsay Galvin

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Publication Date: 02/06/2022 ISBN: 9781913696405 Category:
Paperback / Softback




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

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