Hercufleas by Sam Gayton

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“A resonant story about family, friendship and loss, and the power of hope and unity. Gayton reminds us that small things are sometimes the most important.”—Sunday Times [UK]   To protect her village from a giant, Greta recruits a champion: Hercufleas! He may be tiny, but this young flea is certain he’s destined for greatness. Being a hero is harder than it seems, though, and Hercufleas and Greta face unexpected choices—and consequences—in their desperate attempts to save the village, and each other.       Big heroes come in small packages in a superbly imagined tale that is part comedic adventure, part poignant coming-of-age epic, and wholly original.

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Sam Gayton lives in South London. In 2009 he completed the IWriting for Young People /IMA at Bath Spa University. IThe Snow Merchant /Iis his first book. His next is about a little lost girl, six inches tall. He loves American novels, Italian food and the English countryside. When he's not writing, he likes playing old board games, strumming his guitar and joining as many rock bands as possible (currently at seven).
Published October 4, 2016 by Clarion Books. 272 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 3–6—The village of Tumber is plagued by an ogre who appears every new moon, ripping the roofs off houses and snacking on the townsfolk within. The adults, with the exception of the wise (and slightly witchy) teacher, are of no use. Greta, a sad, determined girl whose parents were among the ogr...

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