Thursday, June 12, 2014

Philip Reeve's OLIVER AND THE SEAWIGS is a seafaring romp with tons of kid appeal!

by Philip Reeve, illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

“[A] sly and dashing tale. . . . Readers’ ribs aren’t the only ones that get a vigorous tickle.”—Kirkus Reviews

An experience that is immersive, richly textured and enormous fun.
It’s a great example of what illustrated children’s novels can achieve.” —The Guardian

Good Afternoon!

Critically acclaimed author Philip Reeve crafts a fun and enchanting story with OLIVER AND THE SEAWIGS (Random House Books for Young Readers / On sale July 22, 2014 / Ages 7–10). With Sarah McIntyre’s two-color illustrations, which are an unmissable blend of stylish and spunky, this enjoyable story follows Oliver, who has grown up in a family of explorers—but is about to begin his biggest adventure!

When his explorer parents go missing, Oliver sets sail on a rescue mission with some new, unexpected friends: a grumpy albatross, a nearsighted mermaid . . . even a living island! But the high seas are even more exciting, unusual, and full of mischief than Oliver could have imagined. Can he and his crew spar with sarcastic seaweed, outrun an army of sea monkeys, win a fabulous maritime fashion contest, and defeat a wicked sea captain in time to save Mom and Dad?

With timeless sensibility and a bold look, OLIVER AND THE SEAWIGS makes a great gift and totally kid-friendly. Whimsical, wry silliness reminiscent of Roald Dahl and Eva Ibbotson will get kids and parents rolling with laughter.

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