Freaks by Kieran Larwood

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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.

About Kieran Larwood

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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.
Published March 1, 2013 by The Chicken House. 261 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Debut novelist Larwood introduces Sheba, a 10-year-old crime-fighting Victorian werewolf.

Jan 28 2013 | Read Full Review of Freaks

Gr 5–8—Larwood takes readers to gritty parts of Victorian London in this novel about performers in a freak show. There's actually little performance involved in their nightly exhibitions. It's more a matter of letting people gawk at their physical anomalies or unusual proclivities. Sheba the Wolf...

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