Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Nightwolf Paperback
Part of the Barnaby Grimes series
Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and 'high-stacking' around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve.
In this first adventure, Barnaby is attacked one night by an enormous dog.
He kills it - but that's not the end of this particular mystery ...as Barnaby finds himself swept up in a world of crooked doctors, poor and ill-advised patients, strange tonics and very expensive furs...Could there be more to the seemingly respectable Dr Cadwallader and the tonics he doles out to the poor?
Is there a link between the tonic and the huge dogs - or possibly wolves - that are roaming the city at night?When Barnaby's old acquaintance Benjamin goes missing, Barnaby fears the worst for him, and decides to dig deeper...A fantastic romp through a Dickensian-style city, with a wonderful new hero in the guise of Barnaby.
This new series from the bestselling dream team of Stewart and Riddell is a must for all fans of the Edge Chronicles - but also for fans of Horowitz and Shan, as they move into new territory and deliver a brilliantly exciting thriller-horror for boys.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, ill
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 03/01/2008
- Category: Thrillers (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9780552556217
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Review by rata
i recommended this to my intermediate students and they liked it. This is a clever story, set in early London, about a tick tock lad named Barnaby. Barnaby uncovers the underhand dealings of a quack (illegal doctor)who uses destitute people as guinea pigs. He gives them a so called effacacious elixir that turns them into werewolves, which in turn he kills for their pelts for the fashion market. A great, easy read, that is not too complex.