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Oliver and the Seawigs

Set sail for adventure with Oliver and his seawig crew!

Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Suitable for:  7+ girls and boys

Price:  £8.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-273455-6
Publication date: 05/09/2013
Hardback: 208 pages
Dimensions: 185x129mm

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Along with his friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid, and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver sets out to rescue his missing parents. On their perilous journey the friends meet evil islands, a boy called Stacey (not a girl's name) and more sea monkeys than you can wave some seaweed at.

This page was last updated on 22 October 2017 at 04:30 GMT


  • "Hands up who likes silly? In which case I recommend Seawigs, a wonderfully zany book for 7+ readers (or 47+ in truth). A fun-packed delight" - Martin Chilton, Telegraph
  • ''A gloriously wacky story' 'it will bring back the magic of a perfect holiday by the sea." - Amanda Craig, The Times
  • "An eccentric, quirky adventure, which marries the very different talents of Reeve and McIntyre to fabulous effect. Exuberant artwork, crazy characters and chattering sea monkeys ahoy." - Fiona Noble, Bookseller
  • "Marvellous maritime adventure. Dive in for lots of fun." - Sally Morris, The Daily Mail
  • "One of those books that you just keep reading as you are absorbed in one unlikely and hilarious escapade after another. Wonderful fun, endlessly imaginative and superbly illustrated by Sarah McIntyre." - Parents in Touch
  • "Zesty, zany and fun. Humour and detail abound in both the text and artwork, making this book a sheer delight." - Michelle Pauli, Standout Books for Children, Guardian
  • "This story is about as far as you can get from an 'issues book', and yet it would bring comfort and strength to children suffering from bullying or needing glasses. One of those books that stay with its readers, internally and externally, for life." - Pippa Goodhart
  • Beautifully illustrated and crisply written... this is a lovely book to hold, let alone read. - Jamie Thomson, Big Issue in Scotland
  • 'It is a great adventure with brilliant characters.' - William Abreu, age 10, in Guernsey Press and Star
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