Author(s): Sophie Wills; Tom Morgan-Jones (Illustrator)
There's something fishy going on at St Halibut's in this hilarious adventure full of dastardly deeds and unlikely events from debut author Sophie Wills and million-copy bestselling illustrator, David Tazzyman.Life at St Halibut's Home for Waifs and Strays has been idyllic for two months, ever since the children buried their matron (don't look like that - it was an accident!) Helpfully, the not-so-dear departed matron left behind a surprisingly large stash of money, which will keep them in black-market lemon sherbets for the rest of their lives. Tig, Stef and Herc just have to make sure nobody finds out they're on their own,But when they find out that St Halibut's is to be inspected by DEATH (the Department for Education, Assimilation, Training and Health), they start to panic. They'll need to convince the inspector that everything is peachy or they'll be sent to the Mending House - where badly-behaved orphans go, never to return. As the big day approaches, the children start to think they might just pull it off. But when the inspector arrives, things don't just go wrong, they get spectacularly out of hand . . .Join Tig, Stef and Herc in this hilarious and quirky adventure about friendship and the power of the underdog from debut author Sophie Wills, illustrated throughout by the million-copy bestselling David Tazzyman.