How to Catch a Bogle (Paperback)

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By Catherine Jinks, Sarah Watts (Illustrator)
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Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames (see glossary ). Or so it seems--until the orphans of London start to disappear . . .

About the Author

Catherine Jinks, winner of a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian childrens literature, is the author of many books for children of all ages, including the acclaimed Evil Genius trilogy. She lives with her family in New South Wales, Australia. Visit her website at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544336278
ISBN-10: 0544336275
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2014
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: How to Catch a Bogle