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Malamander
by Thomas Taylor and Tom Booth




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"Fans of Lemony Snicket or Pseudonymous Bosch will find their next adventure here." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

It's winter in the town of Eerie-on-Sea, where the mist is thick and the salt spray is rattling the windows of the Grand Nautilus Hotel. Inside, young Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder for the hotel, has an unexpected visitor: Violet Parma, a fearless girl around his age who lost her parents at the hotel when she was a baby. She's sure that the nervous Herbert is the only person who can help her find her parents. The trouble is, Violet is being pursued by a strange hook-handed man. And the town legend of the Malamander--a part-fish, part-human monster whose egg is said to make dreams come true--is rearing its scaly head. As various townspeople, some good-hearted, some nefarious, reveal themselves to be monster hunters on the sly, can Herbert and Violet elude them and discover what happened to Violet's kin? Featuring black-and-white spot illustrations, this lighthearted, fantastical mystery kicks off the Legends of Eerie-on-Sea series -- now available in paperback with a bright new cover featuring Herbie and Violet.

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Overview

"Fans of Lemony Snicket or Pseudonymous Bosch will find their next adventure here." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

It's winter in the town of Eerie-on-Sea, where the mist is thick and the salt spray is rattling the windows of the Grand Nautilus Hotel. Inside, young Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder for the hotel, has an unexpected visitor: Violet Parma, a fearless girl around his age who lost her parents at the hotel when she was a baby. She's sure that the nervous Herbert is the only person who can help her find her parents. The trouble is, Violet is being pursued by a strange hook-handed man. And the town legend of the Malamander--a part-fish, part-human monster whose egg is said to make dreams come true--is rearing its scaly head. As various townspeople, some good-hearted, some nefarious, reveal themselves to be monster hunters on the sly, can Herbert and Violet elude them and discover what happened to Violet's kin? Featuring black-and-white spot illustrations, this lighthearted, fantastical mystery kicks off the Legends of Eerie-on-Sea series -- now available in paperback with a bright new cover featuring Herbie and Violet.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781536215151
  • ISBN-10: 1536215155
  • Publisher: Walker Books Us
  • Publish Date: April 2020
  • Page Count: 320
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Legends of Eerie-On-Sea

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