Son of the Sea by Richard Pickard (author)

Suitable for 9 - 10 years

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A magical, wondrous novel by the author of The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy – about a boy who longs to swim, and a town with a mysterious past … ‘A hilarious and warm-hearted mystery set in a secretive seaside town, Son of the Sea had me hooked!’ JENNIFERBELL, AUTHOR OF LEGENDARIUM

‘A splashing success, frothing with adventure. This beautiful book is a witty, warm-hearted, web-toed delight.’ SAMSEDGMAN, AUTHOR OF THE ADVENTURESON TRAINS SERIES


Casper dreams of swimming the Channel. Surely, he was born to use his webbed toes … Instead, he’s strictly forbidden to go near water.

When his parents have an unlucky accident, Casper is sent to stay with a grandmother he’s never met – where he discovers his special tie to the sea …

From the acclaimed author of The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy – winner of the Times/Chicken House Competition Chairman’s Choice Award

Packed full of magical realism, humour, LGBTQ+ representation and a message of acceptance

Perfect for readers aged 9 and up

Product Details

Catalogue number

23 in Global Primary Summer 2024




Chicken House Ltd

Date published

May 11th, 2023

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  • 336 pages




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