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The Kneebone Boy

The Kneebone Boy

ISBN: 031237772X

Title: The Kneebone Boy

Author: Ellen Potter

KDL Description:


“Lucia, Otto and Max Hardscrabble go on an impromptu adventure to the English countryside, following a mysterious note from a Great Aunt they didn’t know they had, while their father is away on a business trip. They come upon Kneebone Castle and learn of the many mysteries hidden within, like a boy who’s half animal. Full of absolutely fantastic characters and told in an entrancing voice, I fell into this story completely. You get so much more than the summary promises (along with fluffer-nutter sandwiches). Five stars.”
—Kelly at KDL’s Cascade Township branch

Amazon Description:

Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who’s away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar sea village where legend has it a monstrous creature lives who is half boy and half animal. . . .

In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything.