Freaks by Kieran LarwoodFreaks by Kieran Larwood


byKieran Larwood

Hardcover | March 1, 2013

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Weirdest. Crime Fighters. Ever.

Sheba, the fur-faced Wolfgirl, can sniff out a threat from miles away. Monkeyboy clambers up bridges and 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.

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 and follow him on Twitter @kmlarwood.
Title:FreaksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.56 × 5.76 × 0.87 inPublished:March 1, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545474248

ISBN - 13:9780545474245

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From Freaks:The knife drew closer, cutting through the smoke in slow motion, now inches away from her neck. With wide eyes, Sheba saw the triumphant grin on Mrs. Crowley's face; one that rapidly changed to horror as something small and stinky and betailed bounced off the nearest wall and onto her head."Monkeyboy!" Sheba shouted. She was about to help him when the floor beneath her gave a violent lurch.She looked down. The boards had given way, opening up a fire-filled hole to the floor below. For one horrible moment she teetered, about to spill down into the flames.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Freaks"Thrilling, original, full of zest and wit." -The London Times"Newcomer Larwood spins a whimsical yet touching story, injecting the unpleasant reality of Victorian-era povery with a touch of humor and fantastical elements . . the weird and serious sides of the story balance each other nicely." -Publishers Weekly"Highly readable, energetic . . . There's enough bashing, slicing, and close shaves to excite action fans." -Booklist