On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781554510580_cover Enlarge Cover View Excerpt
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
published: March 2007
ISBN:9781554510580
publisher: Annick Press

Creature Catchers

by Lisa Smedman, illustrated by Alisa Baldwin

reviews: 1
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
fantasy & magic, mythical
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
published: March 2007
ISBN:9781554510580
publisher: Annick Press
Description

Sibling stowaways take a supernatural safari through Victorian England.

Though Kenneth and Candace are twins, they couldn't be more opposite. Even so, the one thing they do share is a fascination with their eccentric Uncle Nigel, the "creature catcher." He works for the Londinium Zoo, collecting fantastic beasts like unicorns and fire-belching salamanders. When the London Times announces a creature-catching contest for kids, the twins hatch a plan to win.

As Uncle Nigel heads for the Moorlands to capture a will-o'-the-wisp, Kenneth and Candace stow away on his dirigible, determined to bring back a troll and a pixie. But neither of the creatures is what they'd expected, and the catchers find themselves caught.

Soon the twins have rescued each other, befriended a troll and raced against time to save Uncle Nigel. Their triumphant return to Londinium with their uncle and their trollish friend wins them the prize and recognition as creature catchers of the highest order.

Full of fun and adventure, Creature Catchers evokes a wonderful world of mythological beings.

 

Contributor Notes

Lisa Smedman is the author of more than a dozen fantasy novels and game books. She lives in Vancouver, B.C.

Alisa Baldwin is a freelance illustrator whose delightfully original style has been recognized in the American Illustration annual. She lives in Montreal.

 

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 11
Grade:
4 to 6

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.
Canadian Children's  Book Centre
Librarian review

Creature Catchers

Siblings Kenneth and Candace stow away on their eccentric uncle's dirigible for an expedition into mythology. The kids want to return from the trip with a troll and a pixie, but instead, a surprising adventure unfolds when the catchers find themselves caught!

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

Other Titles by Lisa Smedman

From Boneshakers to Chopper

From Boneshakers to Chopper

The Rip-Roaring History of Motorcycles
edition:Hardcover
tagged :
More Info
From Boneshakers to Choppers

From Boneshakers to Choppers

The Rip-Roaring History of Motorcycles
edition:Paperback
tagged : motorcycles
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...