Oliver and the Seawigs (A Not-So-Impossible Tale) (Hardcover)

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By Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre (Illustrator)
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When Oliver’s explorer parents go missing, he sets sail on a rescue mission with some new and unexpected family friends: a grumpy albatross, a nearsighted mermaid… even a living island! But the search on the high seas is more dangerous and exciting than Oliver could have imagined. Can he and the crew escape from an army of sea monkeys, defeat a wicked sea captain, and more, in time to save Mom and Dad? Ages 7-10.

— From Alison

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Get ready for moving islands! Mischievous monkeys! And a splashy adventure with illustrations on almost every page.
 
When Oliver’s explorer parents go missing, he sets sail to find them with some new friends. There’s a grumpy albatross, a nearsighted mermaid . . . even a living island! But the high seas are more exciting and strange than Oliver could have imagined. Can he and his crew spar with sarcastic seaweed, outrun an army of sea monkeys, win a fabulous maritime fashion contest, and defeat a wicked sea captain in time to save Mom and Dad?
 
For early chapter book readers who are ready for something longer, the Not-So-Impossible Tales are packed with silly humor, action, and larger-than-life fun.
 
“[A] sly and dashing tale. . . Readers’ ribs aren’t the only ones that get a vigorous tickle.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“A delightfully told, beautiful tale of nautical hairdressing, saltwater primates and sarcastic seaweed—this is my kind of book!” —Chris Riddell, award-winning co-creator of the Edge Chronicles

About the Author


PHILIP REEVE is the acclaimed author of the Mortal Engines/Predator Cities series, the Fever Crumb series, and Here Lies Arthur (Carnegie Medal winner). He was born and raised in the seaside town of Brighton and has been writing down adventures since he was five years old.
 
SARAH McINTYRE has written and illustrated several picture books and comics for children. Her delightfully over-the-top drawings and mischievous monkey illustrations brought Philip and Sarah together for this series.

Praise For…


"[A] sly and dashing tale. . . Readers' ribs aren't the only ones that get a vigorous tickle"--Kirkus Reviews

"A delightfully told, beautfiul tale of nautical hairdressing, saltwater primates and sarcastic seaweed--this is my kind of book!"--Chris Riddell, award-winning illustrator and co-creator of the Edge Chronicles
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385387880
ISBN-10: 0385387881
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2014
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: A Not-So-Impossible Tale