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Boy underwater

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008267018

Publication Date: 11 Jun 2018

Subject: Children's novels

Suitable for: Primary (Year 5)

AR: 4.7 MY

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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.

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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

Book of the week

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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JF
Subject
Children's novels
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Some B & W illus
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11 Jun 2018
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9780008267018
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Paperback
Pages
248
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
230g
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