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Publication Date: 11 Jun 2018
Subject: Children's novels
Suitable for: Primary (Year 5)
AR: 4.7 MY
RRP £6.99 Save 26%
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A funny and touching story about nine-year-old Cymbeline Igloo who turns detective to discover the family secret that has led to his mother's breakdown.
Cymbeline Igloo has never been swimming - not ever, not once - so challenging the class bully to a race during their first school swimming lesson was never going to go down well.
When Cymbeline nearly drowns, his mother has a nervous breakdown and ends up in hospital. Why? Why has she never taken him anywhere near water?
Cymbeline follows a series of clues to find the answer, helped by an eclectic bunch of friends. What he finally discovers is as shocking as it is unexpected, and it turns Cymbeline's life on its head.
NOTE : Book banded by Peters.
NOTE : Branford Boase longlist 2019
By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, and with a protagonist you can't help but love, this is an outstanding debut. Deserves to be on the shelves of every library.
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